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Education cannot be the “great equalizer” when unaffordable housing is an insurmountable barrier

Education cannot be the “great equalizer” when unaffordable housing is an insurmountable barrier

The Chicago region’s homes are under water and it is not due to the annual flooding from the Des Plaines River. Chicago ranks 2nd in the nation for the most homes that owe more money than they’re worth. And the majority of those homes are on the South Side.

Chicago’s residential segregation isn’t a technical problem–it’s a political one

On July 8, 2015, the Obama administration affirmed new housing rules aimed at our country’s legacy of segregation. The ruling, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH), is intended to help local leaders better identify segregation and address the effects of social isolation by ensuring residents’ access to needed resources and services.

Rahm Emanuel Continues to Displace Low-Income Families

Rahm Emanuel Continues to Displace Low-Income Families

The CHA has been sitting on hundreds of millions of dollars in cash reserves. On Wednesday, July 8 the secretary of the federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office reiterated this fact at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the former site of the Stateway Gardens public housing development, now re-christened as a mixed-income development called Park Boulevard.