Calendar updated for November
Check out the November Affordable Housing Calendar--it's got municipal meetings, Joining Forces meetings and workshops, candidate forums, and more.
How to Apply for Evanston's Restorative Housing Program
Residents can attend sessions to learn how to benefit from Evanston's local reparations initiative:
December Dates for Affordable Housing Workshops
December dates for our Zoom-able Affordable Housing workshops were just added to our calendar. New workshops will be coming soon. Read about the workshops on our Workshops page.
hot topics and blog posts
Time to Repeal the 3-Unrelated Rule in Evanston
Today it's illegal for more than three unrelated adults to share an apartment or house. This means that four people with low incomes cannot rent a house and split the costs so that each of them has enough money left over to live on. Joining Forces is actively advocating for this law to be repealed. Read more here.
More Student Housing, Not More Restrictions
It turns out that the driver behind those who want to preserve Evanston's 3-unrelated rule is the unmet need for separate student housing. Neither the City nor Northwestern University is addressing the real problem, and neighbors are trying to save their neighborhoods with ineffective restrictions that impose limitations that reduce affordability throughout the municipality. Read more here.
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Looking at the City Code Through an Equity--and Affordability Lens
Joining Forces has identified changes the City of Evanston should make to its City Code to erase all traces of red-lining and increase affordability. We think surrounding municipalities should do revisions as well. Learn more here.
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housing in the news
Evergreen Plans Renovation of Historic Cleveland Building - From Affordable Housing Finance
Going Green a Win-Win for Affordable Housing - From Affordable Housing Finance
Prioritization in Emergency Rental Assistance Programs; A Framework of Strategies, Policies, and Procedures to Better Serve Priority Populations - From the National Low Income Housing Coalition
Build Modular Housing Factories Near Areas with High Housing Costs - From Shelterforce
What the US Can Learn from Rental Housing Markets across the Globe - From The Brookings Institute
Bills to Increase Affordable Housing Resources Introduced in the House and Senate - From the National Low Income Housing Coalition
How Biden Hopes to Fix the Thorniest Problem in Housing - From Politico
Amy Klobuchar Has a Plan to Build More Housing - From Vox media
Why Are Zoning Laws Defining What Constitutes a Family? - From Bloomberg CityLab
Affordable Housing Forever- From The New York Times
Study Examines Complexity of Financing LIHTC Developments- From Affordable Housing Finance
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