Posts Tagged ‘chicago’

Feb
2014
6

Shuttered School Turned Training Facility Brings Opportunity to Underserved Chicago Neighborhood

  When Austin High School on the west side of Chicago closed its doors, it could have easily sat vacant.  Instead, labor unions, businesses, and the local government came together to build Austin Polytechnical Academy, a new kind of educational facility which focuses on high-tech manufacturing.  Meeting the needs of the community and the…
Dec
2013
19

Union Investment Trust Celebrates 40th Chicago Project with Low-Income Housing Construction

Union Investment Trust Celebrates 40th Chicago Project with Low-Income Housing Construction
  The AFL-CIO’s Housing Investment Trust (HIT) has announced that it will provide $2.6 million in financing for the $22 million expansion of Montclare Senior Residences in Chicago’s South Side.  This phase of the project will create 150 jobs for union construction workers.   Over the past 40 years, HIT has invested $400 million in…
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Aug
2013
28

Latest AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust Project to Supply $32M, Create Union Jobs and Affordable Housing for the Elderly

Latest AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust Project to Supply $32M, Create Union Jobs and Affordable Housing for the Elderly
  A major rehabilitation project of the 2101 Michigan Building in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood will receive backing from the AFL-CIO’s Housing Investment Trust (HIT) and create 245 union construction jobs.  The 26-story, 250-unit residence will undergo a $42 million makeover, $32 million of which will be derived from HIT…