All posts by Terry Edlin

Cost of segregation – exorbitant

Guess how much we pay region wide to have one of the most segregated cities in the country. $8 billion annually.  The Metropolitan Planning Agency’s report, The Cost of Segregation, (March 2017) calculated how much we pay in lost lives, lost potential, increased policing, lower earnings, and lower real estate values. The Chicago region’s homicide rate … Continue reading Cost of segregation – exorbitant

Housing co-ops and intentional communities – affordable, social options

Housing co-ops, home sharing, and intentional communities are possibilities for finding housing that you can afford, ideally with people you enjoy. The Chicago Co-op.net website is designed as a hub and directory for non-market rate co-ops and intentional communities in the Chicago area. Those interested in exploring shared home ownership with others should attend the … Continue reading Housing co-ops and intentional communities – affordable, social options

The Project(s) – powerful play about public housing

Seeing The Projects, a 2015 production of the American Theater Company, about living in and growing up in public housing, provided a searing glimpse into what life was like. It was meaty and stays with me to this day. The theater’s Youth Ensemble is performing an abridged version on Friday (8 p.m.), Saturday (8 p.m.), and Sunday (2 … Continue reading The Project(s) – powerful play about public housing