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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)

Jan 10, 2017 Mayor Emanuel and Ald. Pat Dowell Announce Third Ward Parade of Homes Plan Moving Forward in Bronzeville
Nov 1, 2016 City Financing Will Preserve West Side Single Room Occupancy Building, Keep Chicago Ahead of Schedule to Preserve 700 Units by 2018
Nov 1, 2016 City Assistance Will Create New Near West Side Senior Housing
Oct 5, 2016 Land Sale Will Support Development of New Townhomes in Oakland
Sep 14, 2016 Mixed-Use Development Approved Near Cottage Grove CTA Stop in Woodlawn

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