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Choosing Affordable Housing
Joining Forces is starting off 2020 with a bang. Read our guest essays in the Evanston RoundTable:
  1. Let's Make Affordable Housing a Real Priority
  2. Affordable Housing in Every Ward
  3. Moving Forward with Age-Friendly Housing
  4. Affordable Housing, Equity, & Reparations
  5. Choose Affordable Housing!
Feedback from Ward-Specific Evanston Meetings on Housing
During the summer, Joining Forces and Reclaim Evanston partnered to hold one meeting in each of Evanston's nine wards, asking residents for their input on the need for affordable housing. Learn about what solutions residents would like to see.

Demystifying Density!
Check out these amazing videos on compact housing--they are so pertinent to what we are talking about on the north shore. And a public shout-out to anyone who can figure out who did these! The website says that the Fannie Mae Foundation helped to pay for them, but we still haven't figured out the source.

Evanston Rejects Proposal for Pilot Coach House
Evanston's City Council voted against Evanston Development Cooperative's proposal to have the City provide one-time financing for a coach house that could be rented to a moderate-income tenant. Read more here.

No Need to Start from Scratch--Affordable Housing Solutions
Our affordable housing challenge is NOT to come up with solutions. Rather, we need to understand what solutions work where and remove the barriers that prevent solutions from being implemented. Here's our compilation of the many solutions that are available--let's move on to real planning.