Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago News

Judge: Chicago affordable housing rules constitutional; developers' rights not violated, can't sue City Hall

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 3, 2016

The city of Chicago has the constitutional authority to require developers of new condo and apartment buildings to designate a portion of the project as “affordable housing,” a federal judge has said - and developers should enter into a new project understanding the rule could apply to them, despite efforts to avoid it.

Challenge to Chicago affordable housing ordinance not affected by SCOTUS decision to not hear similar California case

By Katie Rucke | Mar 24, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision last month to not hear a California case challenging the constitutionality of an inclusionary housing ordinance should not have any impact on a similar lawsuit pending in Cook County.

Home builders lawsuit: Chicago affordable housing requirements unconstitutional taking of property

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 4, 2015

A Chicago-based home builder and the local trade association which represents the company and others like it has sued the city of Chicago, alleging the city’s so-called affordable housing ordinance amounts to an unconstitutional seizure of property by City Hall.

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