Evanston's Housing and Homelessness Commission Thursday night recommended City Council approval of a loan of up to $220,000 from the city's affordable housing fund to have the Evanston Development Cooperative build a two-bedroom accessory dwelling unit behind a private home on Sherman Avenue.
"This is a fabulous new development," U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky told a small crowd gathered this morning for the grand opening of the 16-unit Housing Opportunities for Women affordable housing development in Evanston.
Consultants hired by the city met with the Affordable Housing Plan Steering Committee Wednesday evening to discuss ways to collect feedback from Evanston residents about different strategies for improving housing affordability.
Members of Evanston's Housing and Homelessness Commission voiced support Thursday evening for plans to construct new coach houses in town as a way to make housing more affordable -- but how to fund their construction remained a stumbling block.
Single-family home lots in Evanston could accommodate thousands of new coach-house style accessory dwelling units under existing zoning, according to reseach the Evanston Development Cooperative will present to the Housing and Homelessness Commission tonight.
An official from the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus told members of Evanston's Affordable Housing Plan Steering Committee Wednesday night that the number of seniors in the Chicago region will double by mid-century.
Neighbors freaked out this spring about plans to build new five story apartment buildings on Emerson Street between Wesley and Jackson avenues, and that's led Alderman Robin Rue Simmons, 5th Ward, to call for downzoning the area.