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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • Create more opportunities for low-income families

    In theory, low-income families with housing choice vouchers can rent homes in any community with better opportunities. But in practice, most of the 60,000 Illinois families with vouchers are not “moving up” to a place with access to critical...
  • 'The poor door' -- symbol of a truth we all know [Commentary]

    'The poor door' -- symbol of a truth we all know [Commentary]
    A few words about the "poor door." Maybe you already know about this. Maybe you read on Slate, saw on Colbert or heard on NPR how a developer qualified for tax benefits under New York City's Inclusionary Housing Program by agreeing to add to its new...
  • Scotland's future hangs in balance [Commentary]

    Scotland's future hangs in balance [Commentary]
    "The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry." -- Scottish poet Robert Burns, "To a Mouse" (1786) CAIRNRYAN, Scotland -- For Americans whose knowledge of this beautiful land is limited to kilts, whiskey, bagpipes and the film "Braveheart," the...
  • East Hartford Gets Grant To Assess Blighted Housing Complex

    EAST HARTFORD — A $175,000 brownfields grant from the state Department of Economic and Community Development was awarded to the town this week to help demolish a vacant public housing development on Burnside Avenue. The money will be used to assess...
  • Newington Representatives Endorse Anest

    We are writing as members of the Newington legislative delegation to weigh in on the successor to our retiring colleague, state Rep. Sandy Nafis. We thank Sandy for her years of service to Newington -- it was our pleasure to work with her. We endorse...
  • Gelin: Tamarac residents want to see change

    Tamarac needs new leadership, one that reflects the voice of its people and not that of lobbyists, according to Mike Gelin, who is running for mayor against incumbent Harry Dressler. "People want to see change; they want someone young to lead the city,"...
  • Say 'no' to the Illiana Expressway (again)

     Say 'no' to the Illiana Expressway (again)
    A new privatized toll road proposed primarily to speed freight trucks across the Midwest may instead charge tolls too high to attract trucks, and will likely require hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies. — From "Highway...
  • The dish on installing satellite dish outside a unit

    The dish on installing satellite dish outside a unit
    Q: We recently bought a condo unit on the top floor of a three-story building. The association provides cable TV to each unit, but we prefer satellite TV service. The association does not allow satellite dishes on the common elements. But next to our...
  • Vacant Hampton land open to developers

    Vacant Hampton land open to developers
    The city's housing authority has vacant land it wants to make available to builders. The Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority is directing developers to a bulk of the city's unused real estate holdings in areas including downtown, Buckroe and...
  • Glastonbury's Village Green Apartments Renovated, Expanded

    Glastonbury's Village Green Apartments Renovated, Expanded
    GLASTONBURY — It was easy for Debra Adams to see if the renovations to 34 apartments and the community center at Village Green over the past two years have been a success. All she had to do was walk around. "You could see the smiles and camaraderie...
  • Lauderhill to crack down on thieves with new technology

    Want to help catch a crook with an invisible liquid that marks your valuables? The Lauderhill Police Department is hosting Safety Appreciation Day where they'll hand out free Smartwater CSI kits to Windermere residents. The Housing Authority is paying...