Center for Urban Research and Learning

Loyola University Chicago

Here you will find all of CURL's research projects and publications. 

Housing Affordability Research Committee


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The committee comprised of community-based organization leaders, citywide agency representatives, and university researchers. It built an independent, rigorous research database to inform public policy in the area of housing for extremely low-income families in the Chicago area. This was a joint project of CURL and the Roosevelt University Institute for Metropolitan Affairs and was funded by the Woods Fund of Chicago.

A series of “state of housing” papers were developed by various members of the committee. An analysis of the impact of the CHA’s transformation plan was also published.

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Research Team

  • P. Nyden, CURL
  • S. Sager, Graduate Fellow, Political Science
  • N. Benefield, Graduate Fellow, Political Science
  • A. Lyons, Center for Economic Policy Analysis
  • J. Lewis, Roosevelt University Institute for Metropolitan Affairs

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