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Recap of Housing Action Illinois Conference

I attended Housing Action Illinois' annual conference, called "Housing Matters" on October 24 and 25. It was excellent, and I recommend everyone interested in housing issues in Illinois watch for this next year and head to Bloomington in October. Here's a link to descriptions of the sessions from the conference, that includes links to the Pow...

Progress Toward Affordable Coach Houses & ADUs?

Coach houses and ADUs (accessory dwelling units) are a hot topic in Evanston, since many backyards have room for them and they may have the potential to be a new source of affordable housing. However, turning this cool idea into reality is going to take some work. Here's what's going on. Seeking to Do a Pilot The Evanston Development Cooperative (E...

City Staff Promoting On-Site Units through IHO

Based on information in the packets for the following two developments, City of Evanston staff is consistently advocating that developers include the full number of on-site units in new buildings. It looks like there may be one or two areas where we want to advocate for stricter adherence, but overall, they are moving in a very good direction! 3233-3249 Ce...