Promoting Viable Public Housing across Metropolitan Chicago
Since its formation in 1934, MPC has been committed to the success of public housing, and to the integration of quality homes affordable to very low-income households within the fabric of healthy communities -- with good jobs, good schools, and other amenities. In recent years, this commitment has led MPC to focus on promoting the success of the Plan for Transformation underway in Chicago, by providing local stakeholders with the information and resources they need to stay informed and engaged in building successful mixed-income communities.
In 2006, the private sector developers selected by the CHA to create 10 viable mixed-income communities within the footprints of former CHA highrises, presented MPC with a challenging assignment: What will it take to bring needed transit and retail to these new communities? The outcome of that assignment was the creation of Reconnecting Neighborhoods.
- MPC by the Numbers: 2012 Edition
- What a year 2012 has been! Just as news outlets look back at the year in headlines, here at MPC we think there's value in taking a moment to reflect on the milestones we've reached over the past 12 months. MPC by the Numbers is a numeric snapshot of these accomplishments, drawn primarily from data…
- Housing affordability still a challenge
- The weak housing market – and the massive “shadow” inventory of homes weighing heavily upon it – has given some the idea that homes have become more affordable. But has affording the roof over their head really become easier for most people? I recently attended a panel…
- Where do Chicago's mayoral candidates stand on key regional issues?
- Much is at stake on Tuesday, Feb. 22, when Chicago voters will elect their first new mayor in 22 years from a slate of candidates that, for the first time in 60 years, does not include an incumbent. Through our Keepers and Seekers briefing book, participation in coalition efforts to advance the…
- Regional Housing Initiative offers funding to developers and owners of rental housing in Cook, Lake, McHenry and Will counties
- A new rolling application process allows developers and owners of affordable housing to submit proposals at any time.
- MPC's 2011 Plan for Prosperity outlines recommendations for livable communities
- MPC has released its Plan for Prosperity: 2011 Policy Objectives, our annual agenda for developing, advocating for, and implementing policies that advance our mission.
The 2011 Plan for Prosperity explains what we mean by “sustainable, equitable and competitive,” how that adds up to…
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- 2012 Plan for Prosperity: Innovative Solutions for the New Normal
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- Jan 12, 2012
- To read MPC's 2012 Plan for Prosperity, download the file. The following is MPC President MarySue Barrett's introductory letter.
Sometimes, things aren’t what they seem. For decades, the United States enjoyed what appeared to be boundless economic expansion. Consumers spent and borrowed…
- Beyond the Neighborhood Stabilization Program: How Foreclosure Recovery Can Foster Sustainable Communities
- Listen to this recording of MPC's Feb. 15, 2011, roundtable, “Beyond the Neighborhood Stabilization Program: How Foreclosure Recovery Can Foster Sustainable Communities." The roundtable featured a panel discussion between Antonio Riley, the newly appointed midwest regional administrator for…
- Keepers and Seekers: The Next Mayor's Priorities for a Prosperous Metropolitan Region
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- Jan 31, 2011
- MPC believes a healthy, prosperous region— and its core city—is competitive, equitable and sustainable. In the fall of 2010, we compiled a list of economic development, infrastructure and housing-related challenges the next mayor will face in achieving this goal. The following briefing…
- Plan for Transformation October 2008 Update: Community Building and the Plan for Transformation
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- Oct 1, 2008
- Updates on the status of community building efforts and resident engagement strategies in mixed-income communities.
- Regional Rental Market Analysis (RRMA) For Rent: Housing Options in the Chicago Region
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- Nov 1, 1999
- MPC served as project manager for the Regional Rental Market Analysis in 1999. The University of Illinois Chicago was the lead researcher, and the Urban Institute and Applied Real Estate Analysis particapated on the research team.
This summary report of MPC's Regional Rental Market Analysis,…
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In 2002, building off of lessons learned from the Regional Rental Market Analysis, the Regional Housing Initiative was launched to encourage the integration of public housing resources and quality rental options in neighborhoods near jobs and transit.
Chicago Housing Authority
City of Chicago Dept. of Community Development
Partnership for New Communities
Bowman C. Lingle Trust
The F.B. Heron Foundation