What We Do


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The Department of Planning and Development's housing initiatives provide assistance for singles, working families, seniors, first-time home buyers and renters. The initiatives also serve owners needing repairs, rehab and tax relief, and developers seeking new housing opportunities in local communities.


Most Recent News (Housing)

May 24, 2017 Housing Proposal Would Support the Preservation of 196 Affordable Apartments in Woodlawn
May 24, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Announces $3.6 million Grant to Help Secure, Demolish Nuisance Properties
May 24, 2017 Mayor Emanuel to Introduce Homebuyer Assistance Program for Police Oficers, Fire Fighters and Paramedics
Apr 19, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Announces Passage of Housing Proposals That Will Create Nearly 200 Units of Senior, Supportive and Family Housing
Apr 19, 2017 Land Sales Will Support New Single-Family Homes in Grand Boulevard

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Affordable Requirements Ordinance 

2015 Project Highlights


SRO Preservation Initiative