Opinion: Illinois Should Resist The Rent Control Temptation

The Manhattan Institute’s Howard Husock explains why rent control failed in New York, and why it’s destined to fail if adopted in Chicago.

Illinois Fact Sheet – Click to download information on the housing crisis in IL

Rent control legislation expected to be considered by Illinois legislature in 2020

Rent control legislation introduced in the Illinois state legislature this year may have been defeated, but many are warning that the issue won’t wind down anytime soon.

Chicago Tribune Column: Rents rise, supply drops — Chicago’s affordable housing woes mount

DePaul University’s Institute for Housing Studies is out with a new report that shows that a loss of affordable rental units is a growing challenge throughout the city. Blaire Kamin, columnist for the Chicago Tribune, weighs in on what the report and the complexities facing city’s mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot. 

Crain’s Chicago Business: Opinion: Time is running out for an affordable housing fix

In an op-ed for Crain’s Chicago Business, Jack Markowski, chairman of the Preservation Compact, and Bob Palmer, policy director of Housing Action Illinois, weigh in on how the General Assembly can tackle affordable rental housing in Illinois. 

Chicago Business: A better solution than rent control

Doug Imber, president of Essex Realty Group and director of the Rogers Park Builders Group, pushes back against shortsighted rent control proposals in the legislature.

Rent Control in Illinois: More Harm Than Good, Experts State

Lawmakers in Illinois are pushing to repeal the state’s decades-old ban on rent control. HB 2192, sponsored by State Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39), would replace the ban with six regional rent control agencies.


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