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Anchor Institutions: Revitalization through Housing Investment
When, how, and how much should businesses invest in comminuty revitalization? At MPC's Feb. 27 roundtable, two employers made the case for housing investment. Speaking to an audience of employers, financial institutions, hospitals and universities, developers, municipalities, and community…
New land bank promotes economic, community development in the Southland
At its quarterly forum last Friday, the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation (CSEDC) announced the brand new South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority (SSLBA). A land bank is a public or community-owned entity created to acquire, maintain, and repurpose vacant, abandoned and…
Expanding employer-assisted housing through energy efficiency retrofits
Authored with Breann Gala, MPC Research Assistant More than 75 employers in Illinois have enjoyed success by offering employer-assisted housing (EAH) programs for their workers. Most participating employers include down payment/closing cost assistance to help eligible employees purchase a home…
Prices at the pump causing long faces? Commute Options program offer workplaces some alternatives
We knew the day would come when gas prices would start to edge up again. Filling up has become a bit more painful recently, especially for those people in our region who commute long distances to work via car. Inspired by the Chicago Climate Action Plan, local companies are signing on to…
City of Evanston showcases a plan for new homes
See media coverage for this event in the Evanston Roundtable and the Trib Local. In early December, 2010, a crowd of 35 gathered at the City of Evanston Ecology Center to learn about new homes coming to Evanston in the next three years. 18 Evanston employers participated in the conversation, as…
Osaka Garden on Wooded Island in Jackson Park ... My favorite public spot
Many of Chicagoland’s most cherished public spaces are tucked away in the hearts of neighborhoods, known only to a lucky few. This summer, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) and Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) want to shine a spotlight on these special places across Chicagoland…
South suburban employers gather for Charter One Workforce Housing Initiative convening
This post also appeared in the South Suburban News. The story was featured in Chicago Magazine's Deal Estate and in the Southtown Star. See photos of this event on MPC's flickr page. More than 60 south suburban employers and local officials gathered today for a Charter One Workforce Housing…
MPC's EAH initiative celebrates 10 years of accomplishments
As 2009 draws to a close, MPC looks forward to an anniversary celebration. 2010 will mark the 10th year of MPC's employer-assisted housing initiative in the Chicago region. Since the first Illinois company launched a housing benefit program to reduce turnover and improve retention with an…

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