February Roundup: Seven Stories in the News

    Another month and here we are: roundup time. Here are a few stories that caught my eye this month. 1) Fremont wake mourns loss of affordable housing -Rising rents and new developments are pricing out longtime residents of this Seattle neighborhood. To bring attention to their cause, a group of former and current area residents held […]

SRO preservation now mandated by Chicago Municipal Code

During the 1990s, the rate of poverty in Chicago decreased by 17 percent. As city residents accumulated wealth, affordable housing diminished. Chicago began phasing out housing projects, and landlords began converting single room occupancy buildings (SROs) into market-rate apartments and condominiums. Between 1973 and 1994, the city lost close to 40,000 affordable units to demolition, […]