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What's Going On: Current Opportunities and Activities

Regional Housing Initiative (RHI) has operating subsidies available for competitive housing developments in metropolitan Chicago. Informational Interviews must be scheduled before February 10, 2017 for the Permanent Supportive Housing funding round due to IHDA on February 27, 2017.

BRicK Partners is helping manage the RHI initiative with the region’s public housing authorities and other key partners. Launched by the Metropolitan Planning Council as a pilot more than 10 years ago, RHI is now moving forward under the leadership of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). In 2011, HUD funded a three year initiative focused on refining and expanding RHI, and now those lessons learned continue to be institutionalized as new tools to support CMAP’s GoTo2040 Plan. The final report on the pilot has been completed and submitted to HUD, and you can click here to download the report. Applications are rolling, except those pursuing RHI support for the State’s LIHTC Program. Applicants also seeking 9% LIHTCs for 2017, must set up an informational interview with Jonathan Burch at CMAP ( or 312-386-8690) in May 2017 (exact date TBD), and must submit their application for RHI assistance along with the LIHTC application by June 23, 2017. Click here to learn more about RHI, to see how our application process aligns with LIHTC and to see scoring criteria. Feel free to call (847) 268-8633 with questions.



The Brookings Institution's Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, One Year In

In celebration of the one-year anniversary of the publication of Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, the Brookings Institution began publishing a series of practitioner briefs and case studies to provide a toolkit for practitioners across the country. Click here to access one of the briefs, written by BRicK Partners' Robin Snyderman and Beth Dever, exploring the achievements of the two suburban housing collaboratives in Chicago's south suburbs and west Cook County. Click here for the Brookings Institution blog post highlighting lessons learned from leading innovators on confronting suburban poverty.



Illinois Attorney General Madigan Commits $70 Million to Help Illinois Communities and Residents Hit By Foreclosure Crisis

Karen Muchin and Robin Snyderman are assisting the Illinois Attorney General and her Advisory Council in facilitating this portion of the Illinois Bank Foreclosure Settlement program.

On July 17, 2013, Attorney General Lisa Madigan released this announcement and this more detailed report on organizations and entities awarded funds through the December 21 Request for Qualifications and Proposals. For more information on the July 17th press conference with the Attorney General, click here. Many of these awards are already up and running. For more information on next steps, please don't hesitate to call or email.


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