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The Department of Housing and Economic Development promotes affordable, for-sale and rental housing in communities citywide, provides financial assistance for housing improvements, facilitate access and independent living for seniors and the disabled, and offers a variety of programs that help residents reduce property taxes, refinance their mortgages, and avoid foreclosure. It also helps locate for-sale and and rental homes for residents needing housing assistance.

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High Alert Jun 19, 2017 New Debt-Check Process for Self-Certification Architects

Most Recent News (Housing)

Aug 25,2017 Mayor Emanuel Announces Pilot Initiative To Generate New Affordable Housing Options In Gentrifying Neighborhoods
Jul 26,2017 Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Department of Buildings Introduce Update To Chicago Electrical Code To Support Sustainability, Safety And Savings For Residents
Mar 29,2017 City Council Approved New Citywide Emergency Homeless Assessment And Response Center
Mar 09,2017 Mayor Emanuel Doubles “Day For Change” Homeless Pilot Program
Jan 09,2017 Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces Pilot Program to Develop Vacant Homes in Areas in Need of Investment and Jobs

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