Below are reports and data on housing demographics that we used for these stories. Champaign County Regional Housing Study (December 2010)
Vacant properties: Growing number increases communities’ costs and challenges (Goverment Accountability Office November 2011)
Interactive map: Housing demographics by cities
Use the map below to see housing demographics in cities across Champaign and Vermilion counties. Click on a town to bring up an information bubble with race data and renter and owner data. The darker an area is shaded, the higher the number of vacancies in that town. Source: Census 2010
Neighborhood of Promise: Hope Meadows in Rantoul, Ill. is an intentional intergenerational community formed to support and serve adoptive families of foster children and a model for sustainable and affordable communities. Neighborhood of Promise from Illinois Public Media on Vimeo.The New Holland apartment building in Danville, Ill. is a model example of how an innovative developer with assistance from local, state and federal grants was able to preserve an historic building and turn it into affordable housing. The New Holland from Illinois Public Media on Vimeo.