CCH Policy Reports And Publications

Since 1980, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) has had a clear mission: “We organize and advocate to prevent and end homelessness, because we believe housing is a human right in a just society.” We've collected all of our mission-driven policy documents here and provide access to downloadable documents as noted. Search, browse, access and get the facts, stats, and real story behind homelessness.
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Creating Sustainable Funding for Affordable Housing in Illinois

December 1, 2006

For more than 30 years, the nation has been losing affordable rental housing for extremely low income households (those earning less than $16,000 a year nationally). Affordable housing is defined as housing stock available at 30 percent of a household's income. From 1993 to 2003, the inventory of these units plunged by 1.2 million. With losses to upgrading, abandonment, or demolition, currently there is a nationwide shortage of rentals affordable and available to low-income households of 5.4 million units.Currently, 30,000 units of assisted affordable housing in the Chicago area and nearly 70,000 units statewide are at risk of being lost to the private market by 2010.

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