Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability Issues Community Conversations Report

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

The Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability held a press conference at City Hall this morning releasing its Community Conversations Report after listening to the concerns of approximately 1,700 Chicago residents about police misconduct and community…

Join Us May 23 for BPI’s 2017 Annual Dinner: Getting Real on Police Reform

Posted on March 14th, 2017

We hope you’ll join us for our 2017 Annual Dinner on Tuesday, May 23.  Our program will feature a diverse panel of experts who will offer frank views on the difficult and challenging steps…

New City Building Code Relief Will Increase Supply of Affordable Housing and Reduce Neighborhood Blight

Posted on February 28th, 2017

One impediment to developing affordable housing in Chicago has been the City’s antiquated building code, portions of which haven’t kept pace with improvements in building techniques and materials. As a result, it…

Chicago Police Department and Oversight System in Urgent Need of Reform

Posted on February 13th, 2017

In the last nine months, two reports have been issued detailing far-reaching problems within the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and the police oversight system. In April, the Police Accountability Task Force, in which BPI…

Meet Nora Mahlberg, Skadden Fellow

Posted on February 14th, 2017

Hometown: Madison, WI Education: BA Carleton College; JD Harvard Law School Why she applied for a Skadden Fellowship at BPI: Most of my work prior to and during law school involved providing assistance…

Significant improvements slated for Altgeld Gardens in 2017

Posted on February 2nd, 2017

Some two years after CHA and BPI reached a legal agreement, CHA is poised to begin more significant development of new and renovated community facilities in Altgeld Gardens.  In addition to the…

Summer Interns Wanted

Posted on January 31st, 2017

Attention law and policy students:  Make a difference this summer!  BPI is looking for summer interns to work on projects related to criminal justice reform, housing, and education.  While there are no…

Early Learning Coalition Brings Science Enrichment to Altgeld-Riverdale Kids

Posted on December 19th, 2016

Each month, first, second, and third graders from Aldridge Elementary in the Altgeld-Riverdale community board a bus bound for Kids Science Labs in the South Loop for an hour of discovery and…

BPI and CHA Reach Agreement on Replacing Lathrop Public Housing Units

Posted on December 16th, 2016

The Chicago Housing Authority and BPI reached an agreement in federal court Thursday that calls for CHA to develop on Chicago’s North Side 525 family public housing units that will not be…

Replacement of Public Housing Units Is Critical to Success of Lathrop Redevelopment

Posted on December 9th, 2016

As the construction start date for mixed income redevelopment of Lathrop Homes approaches, most likely in early 2017, BPI is involved in activities to ensure that public housing units not being replaced…

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