Tag Archives: affordable housing

Detroit Renter Housing Analysis: Challenges of Income and Affordability

By Taz George and Sara Cooper Amid new efforts to preserve and expand Detroit’s affordable housing stock, policymakers and community development practitioners should continue to note the unique demographic and economic trends underlying the city’s rental housing challenges. A recent … Continue reading

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CDPS Update

Every year, Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) researches issues that affect low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities in the Seventh District that relate to, among other topics, economic/worker mobility; access to competitively priced credit and financial services; small business development; … Continue reading

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Low- and Moderate-income Survey Results

by Emily Engel and Mark O’Dell The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Community Development and Policy Studies Department participated in administering The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s low- and moderate-income survey to respondents in the Seventh District. The survey … Continue reading

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A Roundtable on the State of Housing in Chicago and Cook County

by Jason Keller The term “community development” is narrowly defined in the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). However, one of the more prominent components is lending and investment in affordable housing (including multi-family and rental units) for low- and moderate-income residents.[i] … Continue reading

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Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) Update

In the course of Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) field work throughout the Seventh District, CDPS contacts – in varying contexts – have voiced concerns. To gain a broader perspective on these concerns as well as other conditions impacting … Continue reading

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Villard Square: Innovative Affordable Housing in Milwaukee Developed by Northwest Side CDC and Financed by BMO Harris and IFF

By: Emily Engel After eight years in the making, The Villard Square GrandFamily Apartments, a first of its kind in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, opened in 2011.  This apartment complex focuses on a giving “grandfamilies” an affordable housing option. Grandfamilies are “families … Continue reading

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Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) Update

CDPS conducts a regular survey of Seventh District professionals involved in community development and related fields and this blog briefly summarizes comments from two questions in the latest survey.  The first question asked respondents about the supply and quality of … Continue reading

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Regional Home Ownership Preservation Initiative

Written by Emily Engel On January 30, 2013, the Chicago Fed hosted a conference organized by the Woodstock Institute and other partners in the Regional Home Ownership Preservation Initiative (RHOPI) entitled, “Single-Family Rental Housing: Managing the Next Step of the … Continue reading

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