Preservation Profiles

Rental housing in Cook County comes in all shapes, sizes, and prices. These buildings do more than provide people with a home. They help stabilize communities, create jobs, and improve quality of life for everyone in the region. 

Learn how innovative leaders and developers are expanding Chicago’s affordable rental opportunities, and meet the communities and tenants who are benefiting from rental housing.

Saving Foreclosed Buildings

Woodlawn Community, Chicago IL

Teamwork ensures three south side buildings don’t fall through the cracks.

Watch Developer Steve Thomas:
“There is no reason why subsidized housing needs to be inferior.”

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Preserving A Suburban Design Classic

Whistler Crossing Redevelopment, Riverdale IL

A 1950s Riverdale development is once again winning design awards.

Watch Resident Property Manager Myra Sweeney:
“The landscaping, the overall look and the care taken with these buildings makes it a step above.” 

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Saving Troubled Buildings

6800 S. Normal, Chicago IL

Three gang-ridden buildings across from a school in Englewood are reclaimed for working families.

Watch Developer Carl Rogers:
“Actually show a person that you’re not here for the short term, you’re here for the long term.”

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