Articles tagged 'COVID-19'

November 17, 2022

Understanding the Implications of Pandemic House Price Gains in Chicago’s Communities of Color

This blog updates data on house price trends in City of Chicago neighborhoods based on the neighborhood’s race and ethnic composition and focuses on how COVID-19 pandemic period price gains have impacted house prices in Chicago's communities of color.

House Price Index   November 10, 2022

Cook County House Price Index: Second Quarter 2022

This update of the Institute for Housing Studies (IHS) Cook County House Price Index highlights changing prices for single-family homes through the second quarter of 2022 in 16 City of Chicago submarkets and 17 submarkets primarily in suburban Cook County.

February 25, 2022

Looking Forward: An Update on COVID-19 Housing Policy Interventions

This blog is a part of our series examining the impact of the COVID-19 economy on Chicago households and communities. This third installment discusses data, research, and programs to guide equitable recovery efforts as COVID-19 protections and assistance enacted during the first two years of the pandemic end.

August 19, 2021

Building Community Data Capacity: The Southwest Organizing Project

For a decade, IHS has provided data and technical assistance to the Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP) to inform the organization’s programs, initiatives, and outreach in southwest Chicago. Read more here about how IHS data has helped SWOP target and rehabilitate vacant buildings after the Great Recession, distribute aid during the COVID-19 pandemic, and conduct targeted outreach to Southwest Chicago residents.

June 11, 2021

Using Data and Community Engagement Collaborations to Guide an Equitable COVID-19 Recovery

With support from Urban Institute's National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, the Institute for Housing Studies partnered with Communities United and Elevated Chicago to engage community members experiencing disproportionate impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here about how data and community-driven narratives can guide equitable COVID-19 response and recovery efforts in Chicago.

December 26, 2020

Outside the Loop #741: Legal coach houses in Chicago, COVID-19 in IL prisons, The pandemic’s impact on housing

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December 18, 2020

Out of the Loop

SOURCE: Crain's Chicago Business
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December 9, 2020

Chicago protects renters. Cook County must do the same.

SOURCE: Crain's Chicago Business
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October 29, 2020

Swimming Against the Tide: An Update on COVID-19 Housing Policy Interventions

This blog revisits local, state, and federal policy interventions that emerged during the beginning months of the COVID-19 crisis. Short term supports have been critical for those able to access relief, but many of the most critical economic supports have expired and stopgap measures to temporarily extend these programs are not enough to alleviate the current economic hardship faced by many households. Read more about how these policy interventions have evolved since the first stimulus package.

Reports   October 7, 2020

The Preservation Lab: A Platform to Engage Stakeholders around Today's Affordable Housing Challenges

The Preservation Lab is an initiative co-directed by the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University (IHS) and The Preservation Compact that aims to investigate complex and timely affordable housing topics and inform affordable housing policy through applied research and stakeholder engagement.