How eTODs Could Help Solve Chicago’s Affordable Housing Shortage

November 9, 2021

With its robust public transportation system, Chicago is a leading market for transit-oriented development (TOD). Yet, the popularity of the city’s TODs has also created disparity by marginalizing individuals who can no longer afford to live in these premier locales with easy access to transit systems. Knowing Taylor Johnson client The Habitat Company has been at the forefront of bringing equity to TOD (eTOD) with projects like 43 Green in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, we submitted an idea for a panel discussion revolving around eTODs for Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) fall meeting in Chicago. The result was a Habitat-led panel drawing attendees from around the globe who wanted to learn more about creating successful eTODs in their own cities. Joining Habitat in providing a holistic view of eTODs was its 43 Green partner P3 Markets, plus representatives from Stratford Capital Group and the City of Chicago’s Department of Housing. For key insights from the panel, read this Urban Land article or view the full panel presentation.


The Habitat Company was front and center at the recent ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago. (Clockwise) – 43 Green, the focus of Habitat’s eTOD panel; an attentive audience listening to the panel; Tony Wilbert of CoStar interviewing Jeff Head, vice president of development, Habitat Affordable Group, during ULI; and 43 Green eTOD panelists – Head, Philip Beckham, principal of P3 Markets, and Charlton Hamer, senior vice president, Habitat Affordable Group;.


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