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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))

Dec 14, 2016 Plan Approved to Terminate Three TIF Districts
Nov 1, 2016 12-Year Extension Approved for Southwest Side TIF District
Oct 5, 2016 New North Side TIF District Will Support Lathrop Homes Redevelopment
Sep 14, 2016 TIF Approved for South Side Elementary School
Jun 22, 2016 TIF Plan Approved to Support New Mixed-Use Development in Uptown

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