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Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is a special funding tool used by the City of Chicago to promote public and private investment across the city. Funds are used to build and repair roads and infrastructure, clean polluted land and put vacant properties back to productive use, usually in conjunction with private development projects. Funds are generated by growth in the Equalized Assessed Valuation (EAV) of properties within a designated district over a 23-year period. (more...)

See below for detailed information about the city's individual TIF districts, including plans, annual reports, redevelopment agreements and recent news.

Most Recent News (Tax Increment Financing (TIF))

May 18, 2016 TIF Assistance Proposed For Whole Foods Distribution Center in Pullman
May 18, 2016 TIF Would Support New Mixed-Use Development in Uptown
Apr 13, 2016 TIF Funds Approved for School Improvement Projects
Mar 16, 2016 TIF Approved for Mixed-Use Redevelopment Project in Portage Park
Feb 10, 2016 TIF Will Finance New Near South Side Park

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