Affordable Housing

Community groups and policy makers have expressed a strong interest in maintaining and improving the stock of affordable housing in NNIP communities. Our partners research and report on the availability of affordable housing, the costs and benefits of gentrification, rent control, and reflect more broadly on how access to affordable housing affects the lives of people in our neighborhoods.


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New Policies to Preserve Two-to-Four-Unit Housing in Chicago

Two- to four-unit residential buildings account for a quarter of Chicago’s housing units and compose a substantial share of unsubsidized affordable housing, particularly in Black and Latino...

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Dreaming Up New Ways to Support the Reentry and Housing of People Involved in the Justice System into Their Communities

The lack of support from the criminal legal system and the stigma associated with having a criminal record create challenging barriers for people returning from incarceration, particularly when it...

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Helping Memphis and Shelby County Address Housing Instability through Data Services

Housing instability has long been a concern in Shelby County, Tennessee, with eviction...

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Institute for Housing Studies Guides Local Policies to Preserve Two-to-Four-Unit Housing

The Institute for Housing Studies (IHS) provided timely analysis and hands-on assistance that influenced Chicago’s...

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IHS Helps Shape Key Chicago Housing Plan

In 2019, the City of Chicago embarked on a new Five-Year Housing Plan...

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Property Data Proves Key to Realistic Planning for Mixed-Income Communities in Detroit

As the national narrative around Detroit has shifted from a story of blight to one of revitalization and resurgence, challenges and responses have arisen around ensuring the city’s recovery is...

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