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Welcome Home: Housing Our Community

Welcome Home: Housing Our Community brings together mayors, developers, residents, and business people to talk about local solutions to housing – a growing crisis in our towns, in our region, and in our state. 

This video is intended to help your town begin a constructive dialogue about how best to create or preserve homes affordable to those who live and work in your community and that fits the character of your neighborhoods. Welcome Home underscores the value of quality housing options while shedding light on supply and demand issues throughout the Chicago region. We hope you will use this resource to initiate discussions locally about housing policies or developments under consideration, and tap the many tools available to help you advance your community’s goals.

To view the video trailer, click here.
To view the accompanying brochure, click here.

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the video on CD-Rom, or are interested in a presentation related to the housing issues described in “Welcome Home,” please contact Housing Associate Joanna Trotter at 312/863-6008.

Created by Metropolitan Mayors Caucus and Metropolitan Planning Council
Narrated by Bill Kurtis
Produced by Chicago Video Project 

Special thanks to the following for making this production possible: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, McCormick Tribune Foundation, Fannie Mae Foundation, The Chicago Community Trust, Pittway Corporation Charitable Foundation, Polk Bros. Foundation, and Sara Lee Foundation.