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)

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
Apr 19, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Announces Vacant Residential Buildings Approved for Redevelopment as Affordable Housing
Apr 19, 2017 City Assistance Would Create 98-Unit Affordable Apartment Complex in Belmont Cragin
Mar 29, 2017 Land Sales Will Support Development of New Single-Family Homes in Bridgeport

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Affordable Requirements Ordinance 

2015 Project Highlights


SRO Preservation Initiative