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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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Fort Wayne Profile

Background on Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, Indiana, is the county seat of Allen County. Located less than 20 miles west of Ohio border and 50 miles south of the Michigan border, Fort Wayne is the second largest city in Indiana … Continue reading

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Grand Rapids Profile

Background Grand Rapids, the county seat of Kent County, is located in western Michigan. Grand Rapids is the center of a metropolitan statistical area that includes Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, and Allegan counties. History Grand Rapids was incorporated in 1850 [1] … Continue reading

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Aurora Profile

To learn more about the Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) Industrial Cities Initiative (ICI), please read our first blog. Why was Aurora chosen for the ICI study? Aurora, Illinois was historically a manufacturing hub, and met the criteria explained … Continue reading

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