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Letter to Evanston Council in Prep for April 30 Meeting

Here is the letter that Joining Forces has sent to the Evanston City Council in preparation for their upcoming quarterly meeting on affordable housing, scheduled for April 30. There have been lots of behind-the-scenes conversations over the last quarter, many that Joining Forces has been involved in and, encouragingly, many that we have not been involved in!...

Affordable Units Slipping Through Our Fingers

Evanston's Zoning Board of Appeals met last night (April 17) and overrode the Design & Project Review Committee's recommendation to approve, with inclusion of one affordable unit on-site (for a person at 60% of the AMI), the development of a new 12-unit rental building at 3233-3249 Central called Highlands on Central. After much discussion about the aff...

Wilmette Setting the Pace

On April 10, the Village of Wilmette voted unanimously to approve Cleland Place, a new, 16-unit affordable apartment building. You can read more about Cleland Place here: Cleland Place Info Flyer.pdf . The following is the thank you letter that Joining Forces has sent to the Wilmette Village Trustees and Plan Commission members. Thanks as well to all of yo...

"Learn More" Article Archive

Article Title/Link Author Source Housing Advocacy Needs Housing Voters Michael Fogelberg Shelterforce , March 2, 2018 Impact of Affordable Housing on Families and Communities: A Review of the Evidence Base Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. Enterprise Community Partners, 2014 9 Foundations Launch Housing Collaborative Donna Kimura A...

Action Needed on IHO

The City of Evanston's Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (IHO) Sub-Committee has not met since February 7, and no new meetings are on the calendar. In the meantime, several new real estate developments are under negotiation under the provisions of the current IHO. City staff is successfully negotiating with the developers to include affordable units on-site in ...