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New construction

New construction projects in Chicago since Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Chicago stats today
Thu, Dec. 12th, 2019

222 building permits posted
8 new construction permits posted
249 building violations posted
182 violation hearings to be held

Latest blog post Thursday, November 14, 2019

Two South Side community hubs are moving forward with investment from Benefit Chicago
by Steven Vance

The fund is supported in large part by the MacArthur foundation, but anyone can make a small or large investment

Benefit Chicago is a local social impact investment fund launched in May 2016. Whet Moser wrote for Chicago magazine at the time: “[Benefit Chicago is] a community-investment vehicle that, on one side, loans money at low interest rates to people and projects that have trouble getting it from other types of financial institutions, and on the other, returns money to investors.”

The fund is operated by Calvert Impact Capital (which operates other funds), was seeded by MacArthur Foundation, and is advised by the Chicago Community Trust (among other organizations).

For as little as $20, anyone can invest their money...

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New construction permits pulled in Chicago in the last 2 months since Saturday, October 12th, 2019

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