Affordable housing is rapidly disappearing in North Side Chicago neighborhoods, new study shows

North Side neighborhoods are continuing to lose affordable housing, which could have a dire effect on low-income residents, especially those burdened by the pandemic, according to a new DePaul University study. On Thursday, DePaul’s Institute of Housing Studies released its 2021 State of Rental Housing in Cook County, an analysis of the most recently available census data ending in 2019. Matching DePaul’s rental reports from previous years, the new report found North Side neighborhoods have lost the most affordable housing, the study found.

Block Club Chicago • October 1, 2021

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Western Michigan Habitat for Humanity raises $1.65M for affordable housing

Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity reached $1.65 million of its $3.9 million goal to fund an affordable housing neighborhood called Vista Green in Holland. The neighborhood will consist of 42 homes at 285 W. 36th St. The Strengthening Families, Building Communities campaign was initiated by Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity in January to support Habitat’s portion of the joint project. The campaign’s goal is to fund the construction of 18 of the 42 homes within the Vista Green neighborhood, which aims to alleviate the lack of affordable homes in the city of Holland and in Ottawa County.

Grand Rapids Business Journal • October 4, 2021

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Is the real estate market in Indiana headed for a crash like in 2021?

The real estate market has proven time and again that making predictions is a fool’s errand. While there are markers that indicate how the market is doing and what might happen in the near future, it is impossible to take everything into account. There is always potential for another crisis to come along and change everything we know.

WISH TV • October 4, 2021

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