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.
Why Isn't More City-Owned Land Going Towards Affordable Housing?
City-owned land is for sale, and affordability has NOT been a big part of the conversation. We would like to know why! Learn more here
How Big IS the Affordable Housing Problem?
Even though there's tons of data around, it's hard to get a sense of how big the affordable housing problem is in any one place. We tried to get solid numbers just for Evanston. You can check them out here.