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Cook County Housing Platform Celebrates Milestone

By Lisa Fielding, CBS Chicago | November 29th, 2016 The Cook County Land Bank was established in 2014 as a result of the financial crisis. “It’s meant to address one thing that is so important. ‘How do you make sure neighborhoods are sustainable?'” said Bridget Gainer, Cook County Commissioner, who spearheaded the program. “Right after the financial crisis, we started to see this spike in foreclosures and the foreclosures, because they were so many of them, lead to longer and longer turnarounds in court which lead to more vacant homes.” “The acquisition process for housing is tough. You really want [...]

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