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Low-income housing fund teams with developer on subsidized rentals

Low-income housing fund teams with developer on subsidized rentals: Tribune

A Chicago developer that has been among the most active firms behind the conversion of dilapidated, very-low-income housing into market-rate apartments is teaming with the city to offer more than four dozen subsidized units to Chicagoans who make no more than $15,200 a year.

Landlord Criticized for Displacing Poor Tenants to Offer Affordable Housing

Landlord Criticized for Displacing Poor Tenants to Offer Affordable Housing: DNA Info

UPTOWN — Flats Chicago — a booming real estate company that has been criticized for displacing poor tenants — has entered into a $4.3 million partnership with the city to provide dozens of affordable housing units in its buildings in Uptown and Edgewater.

The company's agreement with the city’s Low-Income Housing Trust Fund will subsidize 58 units of affordable housing for low-income residents in four Flats buildings, city officials confirmed Tuesday.

Affordable housing task force in place in Chicago

Affordable housing task force in place in Chicago: Herald News

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office says a task force has been created in an effort to increase the number of affordable housing units in the city.

In a news release, the mayor’s office says the task force will be made up of community leaders, several members of the City Council, developers and others. The task force is asked to make recommendations for changes in the city’s Affordable Requirements Ordinance that will lead to the addition of 1,000 affordable units over the next five years.

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