Matthew D. Wilson
In 2016, issues of affordable and accessible housing permeate the national debate on housing. While national housing policy has made strides towards making quality housing attainable for all, the current state of the housing and mortgage market require innovative policy solutions. This report was prepared for a Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) roundtable discussion with Chicagoland housing leaders and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin’s staff regarding the development of national housing policy. This report highlights that Chicago and the Chicagoland region reflect many of the national housing issues regarding affordabililty and access, and through a sptial analysis, demonstrates geographic disparities.