Gold Coast SRO Marks its Twain Between Old and New
Nov06

Gold Coast SRO Marks its Twain Between Old and New

We’re huge fans of affordable housing.  Possibly because in the past we’ve been poor: sold blood to pay the rent poor, lived in the windowless basement of a 7-Eleven poor, taped used cardboard boxes together for furniture poor, etc.  And while all that is (hopefully) behind us now, we’re haunted by the fact that the majority of Americans are just an unexpected medical bill away from living under a bridge. So any time...

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SRO Ordinance Saves Another Historic Chicago Hotel
Dec21

SRO Ordinance Saves Another Historic Chicago Hotel

Not that long ago, all of the news about Chicago’s single-room occupancy hotels was dire. They were being closed left and right, and not being replaced at a time when, economically and socially, they were needed quite badly. The need is still there, as Chicago joins Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, San Francisco, and other cities in a shoulder-shrugging affordable housing crisis. But lately, the news on the S.R.O. front has been...

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