Chicago’s attempt to enforce vacant building ordinance thwarted

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Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), on its own behalf and as Conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises), has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against the city of Chicago to prevent enforcement of the city’s recently amended "Vacant Buildings Ordinance" against the Enterprises.

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2 In addition, Cook and Kane Counties have enacted vacant building ordinances. With VBOs flourishing in Illinois and around the country, we have been able to draw on a wealth of experience from municipal officials and staff working on the frontlines to address vacant property challenges.

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The Chicago Building Scofflaw Ordinance (Section 2-92-416 of the Municipal Code of Chicago) is designed to prevent landlords that refuse or refrain from correcting ongoing building code violations from receiving city contracts, including those that subsidize housing.

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Vacant buildings in foreclosure with mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac do not have to follow Chicago's vacant building ordinance, a federal. which is trying to grapple with thousands of empty buildings caught up in a. would force Fannie and Freddie to continue following the ordinance.

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Back in the 1970s, they deliberately burned hundreds of homes left vacant by the. of L.A.’s commercial buildings are in compliance with the municipal sprinkler ordinance, said Ed Sanchez, chief.

"The city of Chicago’s ordinance is a key tool for limiting the devastating effects of vacant homes on communities, including increased blight and crime and decreased property values and revenue.