The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), in partnership with the Metropolitan Planning Council and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, has released a new report, Homes for a Changing Region, highlighting the work of five communities in West Cook County. These communities received Community Challenge grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The report will provide housing supply and workforce data that will help the communities plan and acquire property for future affordable housing and mixed-use developments.
CMAP’s study is also funded by a HUD grant through the Partnership for Sustainable Communities and is focused on supporting community-level change by providing subgrants to local municipalities. More than 60 projects will be completed through this regional grant.
For more on CMAP and the new housing study, visit their site.
For more on the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, go to www.smartgrowthamerica.org/partnership.