Like millions of of others, I’m looking to move. I relish the thought of sharing a home with people that I enjoy. These are the features and qualities that I’m looking for, which seem reasonable, achievable, and perhaps Utopian, but not impossible.
The desire to live in a shared environment is gaining traction particularly among boomer women and Millennials. The Golden Girl sitcom spawned a movement for boomer women to live together that is so compelling that a Google search for the phrase brings up over 20 million hits. Millennials want in on the lifestyle too. Campus owns and […]
I long for the old normal, disturbed as I am by the new one. I view the protests against racism, inequality, and environmental destruction as akin to crocuses peeking through late winter snow – the first sign of a long awaited shift.
Actually, many people. Particularly now, bridge housing that provides breathing room while formulating a long-term strategy could be a life saver. Having the good fortune to choose from a range of healthy, reasonable, safe and affordable options increases the likelihood of making wise choices, reducing stress, improving health, experiencing a sense of community and avoiding […]
Obviously the magic of the marketplace continues to fail. We—individuals, families, communities, even the federal government—are desperate for solutions that have a chance at working. A side effect of our failed housing policies is the devastating effect it has on people, those with families and those with none. My goal is to cultivate partnerships with […]
As we walked, he concentrated on surviving. I, however, had the luxury of admiring Chicago’s magnificent skyline from a new vantage point, contemplating the misery that afflicts so many of our fellow citizens, and tried to peer into an even darker future as the anti-poverty hysteria becomes more firmly rooted in our hellishly polarized politics.
Do you feel like you are treading water in this rip tide of unprecedented economic, social, and political upheaval? The politicians working on behalf of the middle class are woefully under represented due to the Supreme Court’s regrettable decisions allowing unlimited contributions to political races and upholding racially motivated voter registration requirements. It’s hard enough […]
If we get housing right, many other elements fall into place more easily. Families will eat better, sleep better, and feel better. Children will go to school with a full belly, a clear mind, and be ready and eager to learn.
Ours is a complicated world. Durable solutions to thorny problems must take that complexity into account. Consider housing. If your housing is tenuous or your environment is tense it’s difficult to think of much else. Given the complexity and intractability of this issue, a three-pronged approach has the best chance for success. The three prongs are: […]
Spectacular weather, enviable back porches, beautiful side yard, sumptuous food and drink were the perfect back drop for Logan Square Co-op’s Annual Open House. Although there are no openings, and none foreseen, they do this every year to celebrate the joy of living amicably and affordably in a Chicago neighborhood that was moderate income but risks becoming […]