Affordable housing

Could Madison offer a housing model for Evanston?

While Evanston has struggled to produce a handful of affordable housing units in recent years, Madison, Wisconsin, has spent the past five years carrying out a $20 million plan with a goal of producing more than 1,000 units of affordable housing.

More density seen as key to affordable housing

Expanding affordable housing options is expected to continue to be one of the Evanston City Council's top goals in 2019, and housing advocates think Minneapolis may offer a pathway to success with its approval last month of a plan to allow multi-family housing in single-family zoning districts.