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July 2: 2018 Pre-filing Kick-off Tax Appeal Forum

June 22, 2018 – 3:52 pm | 266 views

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WHAT: 2018 Pre-filing Kick-off Tax Appeal Forum with Commissioner Larry Rogers Jr.
WHEN: Monday, July 2, 2018 – 7PM to 8:15PM
WHERE: The Dorchester Banquet Center
1515 E 154th St., Dolton, IL.
Commissioner Larry R. …

Average second installment of Cook property tax bills to show increases

June 21, 2018 – 9:26 am | 135 views
Average second installment of Cook property tax bills to show increases

In the Cook suburbs, where property tax rates are almost universally higher than they are in the city, homeowners could see bigger increases than their Chicago counterparts. Those rates, however, can vary significantly from one …

Housing Collaborative tackles the impact of unfair residential property taxes assessment practices

June 15, 2018 – 4:24 pm | 137 views
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South Suburban Housing Center Executive Director John Petruszak joined SSMMA on Jun 14 at the Chicago Southland Housing and Community Development Collaborative Steering Committee meeting to discuss how the Cook County Assessor’s practices have adversely …

Regional Housing Solutions technical assistance is now available

June 14, 2018 – 10:28 am | 80 views
Regional Housing Solutions technical assistance is now available

The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC) and its partners, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), have announced a new round of free technical assistance for housing planning through the Regional Housing Solutions program, the latest …

Property-tax-for-pensions plan would pummel Illinois homeowners

May 25, 2018 – 11:45 am | 240 views
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The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago released a report May 7 that claims to have found the best solution to paying off Illinois’ state pension debt, which researchers peg at anywhere from $130 billion to …

HUD awards Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant to Chicago Heights

May 24, 2018 – 12:15 pm | 181 views
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A $350,000 federal grant awarded to the City of Chicago Heights will kick-start a planning process to “transform” the city’s economically struggling Eastside-Downtown neighborhood, according to the city’s mayor, David Gonzalez. The U.S. Department of Housing …

Grant opportunity available for community-based supportive housing

April 26, 2018 – 4:25 pm | 351 views
Grant opportunity available for community-based supportive housing

From the Illinois Housing Development Authority:
The Illinois Housing Development Authority is now accepting applications under the Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Development Program to fund developments serving special needs populations and persons with disabilities, including residents who are …

Homewood’s ahead of the curve on branding

April 10, 2018 – 4:23 pm | 273 views
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In a new comic-strip ad campaign, Homewood, Illinois, bills itself as a hip, diverse, urban neighborhood that Millennials can afford. The only catch: It’s in the suburbs.
Welcome to Homewood, Illinois, a suburb of 20,000 that …