Seize Opportunity for Change, Johnson, SarbanesTell Audience
CHICAGO—The next year will bring tremendous opportunities for progress in federal affordable housing policy, but only if housing advocates come up with good ideas to modernize current programs and convince the next president to install a capable reformer as the head of the Department of Housing and...
CHICAGO—The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) has made some significant changes to its 2008-2009 qualified allocation plan (QAP), revamping its setaside categories and offering incentives for lower-income targeting and green building techniques.
Time for Bold Action
Chicago—As I wrapped up AHF Live: The Tax Credit Developers’ Summit here in October, I was amazed by the excitement it generated.
Schréder Lighting Opens U.S. Office
Brussels-based Schréder Group, G.I.E., has established Schréder Lighting USA in Chicago. The company says its U.S. office will complement existing Canadian operations to establish the Schréder brand throughout North America.
BEST SPECIAL-NEEDS PROJECT:Chicago Development Changing Lives
CHICAGO—Anthony Sugel has a place to call home. He moved into his new apartment March 1.
An Illinois barn is given new life and light as an architectural retreat.
CHICAGO A private-public initiative will provide $12 million in financing to help affordable housing owners replace windows in about 2,000 apartments that city officials say are likely contaminated with lead-based paint because of their age.
THE APOSTLE OF REHAB: Proving Preservation’s Power
For John Pritscher, fighting social injustice was not the passing fancy of a young idealist. It was a life-long calling.
Tackling the Tough Projects
CHICAGO Interfaith Housing Development Corporation of Chicago (IHDCC) is building three affordable housing projects in three different neighborhoods in the city, and like the other developments the small nonprofit organization has created, the new housing will be unique.
THE STREET FIGHTER:Playing Hardball
Gale Cincotta’s street-smart protest tactics were legendary among Chicago housing activists.