The projects are arranged in sections that correspond to HED’s bureaus of Economic Development, Affordable Housing, and Planning and Zoning. Working independently and cooperatively, the bureaus coordinated with private developers, delegate agencies, elected officials, sister agencies and other community stakeholders to ensure City of Chicago resources were efficiently allocated for each project within the context of community development goals.
HED resources include grants, loans, land sales, tax credits, property tax reductions, site assembly assistance, planning and zoning expertise, and a variety of other tools that improve neighborhoods and create jobs for local residents.
Though the featured projects are just a portion of HED’s accomplishments in 2012, they collectively represent Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s vision and commitment to a better Chicago.
Andrew J. Mooney, Commissioner