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Employer-assisted housing: An effective strategy to stabilize neighborhoods or overcome expensive housing markets

Serious housing challenges abound throughout metropolitan Chicago, and vary from town to town. In some areas, the demand for affordable housing is greater than the supply. In others, economic development is necessary to revitalize communities and draw potential homeowners to the quality housing available. The future economic health of the region and our local communities is dependent on maintaining a stable and competitive workforce for our businesses and industries, which means we need a diverse range of housing options located near jobs and transportation/transit. In all types of communities, a proven tool is employer-assisted housing (EAH).