Housing Initiative

Housing Initiative Clinic -- Significant Accomplishment

October 14, 2015

Students in the Housing Initiative Clinic represent nonprofit developers and tenant groups in their affordable housing development transactions.  Some highlights from 2014-15 include:

closing on the completion and transfer of the rehabilitation of distressed housing under the City of Chicago's Troubled Buildings Initiative;

Housing Initiative Clinic Closes on CMEP Rehab and Acquisition in the Hyde Park Neighborhood

October 2, 2015

The Housing Initiative Clinic assisted clinic client Community Male Empowerment Project (“CMEP”) this summer with a closing on an acquisition, rehabilitation, and sale of a single family townhome to a low-income buyer.

Housing Initiative Clinic -- Significant Achievements

November 13, 2014

The Housing Initiative Clinic closed on the next major phase of the Cabrini Green public housing redevelopment under the Chicago Housing Authority’s Plan for Transformation.  Under the Plan, the CHA is replacing former public housing high-rises with new, mixed-income, low- and mid-rise developments.  The Cabrini Green redevelopment is known as Parkside of Old Town.  The clinic’s

Students Assist Limited Equity Co-ops at Cooperative Housing Summit

November 15, 2013

Housing Initiative Clinic students Clara Kim ’15 and Bill Panfel ’14 provided wise counsel to limited equity housing cooperative residents at the free legal clinic offered as part of the Second Annual HUD Region 5 Cooperative Housing Summit on October 24.  The Summit was organized by the

Law of the Land Visits South Works, Former U.S. Steel Site

November 13, 2013

On November 2, seventeen intrepid law students braved the winds off Lake Michigan to visit South Works, the site of the former U.S.

Housing Initiative Clinic -- Significant Accomplishments

November 8, 2013

The Housing Initiative Clinic provides transactional legal services to community-based affordable housing developers, tenant groups, and affordable housing advocacy groups.

Housing Initiative Clinic Closes on CMEP-SEGGIO Ventures Near Logan Square Neighborhood

November 4, 2013

The Housing Initiative Clinic assisted clinic client Community Male Empowerment Project (“CMEP”) last week with two closings for property acquisitions and related development agreements.  Clinic students Megan Stephens ’14 and Stephanie Yesnik ’14, along with Clinical Professor

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