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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • People on the move

    People on the move
    Redevelopment, economic Nguyen Tran was promoted to director of the Northwest District of the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), to oversee the district's day-to-day operations. In the past, Tran was a senior planner for the City of...
  • Burke calls for 24-7 medical pot security

    Burke calls for 24-7 medical pot security
    Medical marijuana facilities in Chicago would be required to have around-the-clock security guards under proposed city regulations endorsed Thursday by the City Council Zoning Committee. Aldermen said they wanted to require the presence of licensed...
  • Rental complaint dropped against agency whose president was on fair housing panel

    Rental complaint dropped against agency whose president was on fair housing panel
    A complaint alleging discrimination by an Oak Park housing agency, whose president served on a village committee formed to examine claims of discrimination in the housing market, has been withdrawn due to a "technical issue," officials said this week....
  • I want to be a Director on my Condominium or HOA Board. Am I Eligible?

    Blog sponsored by Becker & Poliakoff As election season approaches, the issue of who is qualified to serve on a condominium or homeowners association’s board of directors can become a hotly contested issue.  This article examines how eligibility...
  • Shuttered CHA complex gets new life as artists' home

    Shuttered CHA complex gets new life as artists' home
    When the Chicago Housing Authority's Dante Harper Townhomes closed in 2007, it seemed to be another symbol of the continued decline of the once solidly working-class Grand Crossing neighborhood on the city's South Side. "They were nice buildings when...
  • Developers sought for East Ocean View neighborhood in Norfolk

    Developers sought for East Ocean View neighborhood in Norfolk
    The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority says it is seeking developers for nearly two blocks of homes on a 7.2-acre parcel in the East Ocean View neighborhood. The site has beach access one block from the Chesapeake Bay and is next to the...
  • Fort Lauderdale working to help homeless

    Let's set the record straight. Contrary to media reports, the city is not banning groups from feeding the homeless. We have established an outdoor food distribution ordinance to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our community. The ordinance does...
  • Voters say 'yes' to hiking minimum wage, pot issue. Now what?

    Voters say 'yes' to hiking minimum wage, pot issue. Now what?
    Illinois voters supported raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour and having health insurance plans include prescription birth control as part of their coverage. Chicago voters favored giving local government a role on where medical marijuana dispensaries...
  • Program helps family whose son has special needs

    Program helps family whose son has special needs
    For three years, Adrienne Carter cared for her non-ambulatory son Adrian, 16, in a home ill-equipped for his needs. Adrian has hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid inside the skull that leads to brain swelling, and is in a wheelchair. The Carter family...
  • Expert: Bed bugs are not going away

    Expert: Bed bugs are not going away
    Virginia Tech entomology professor Dini Miller sees bedbugs every day, and not just in her laboratory. "They consume every minute of every day," Miller said Wednesday. "They're an issue that isn't going away any time soon." Bedbugs, roaches and...
  • Forest Park narrowly approves pot dispensaries

    Forest Park narrowly approves pot dispensaries
    A medical marijuana dispensary that could open near a residential neighborhood was narrowly approved Monday night in Forest Park over the objections of residents who cited safety and property value concerns. The proposed St. Fiacre dispensary at 7228...