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Employer-Assisted Housing 2005 Year-End Report

MPC’s employer-assisted housing activities and successes in 2005.

REACH Illinois
2005 Accomplishments

In 2005, employer-assisted housing initiatives in Illinois took great strides forward, with the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) and its REACH partners expanding efforts in the Chicago region, and Housing Action Illinois (formerly Statewide Housing Action Coalition) and new REACH partners gearing up statewide. REACH Illinois not only supports bottom-line savings for employers investing in workforce housing, but it improves employees’ lives and helps open doors to housing solutions.

Following is a summary of the year’s successes:

The Metropolitan Planning Council thanks the following whose support made this work possible: the Illinois Housing Development Authority, City of Chicago Department of Housing, The Partnership for New Communities, Polk Bros. Foundation, Washington Mutual, Sara Lee Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and McCormick Tribune Foundation.