Stronger Neighborhoods, Stronger Chicago

We’re committed to seeing Chicago thrive. By partnering with committed residents and trusted organizations, we help families and communities achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through housing, beautification and development projects.


We all love this city we call home, but with 4 in 10 people living in declining conditions, too many Chicagoans are getting left behind. 



It’s time to come together and build a foundation that ensures a strong future for all our neighbors. 


Your financial gift directly benefits local families.


One decision can create an exponential impact.


Every person matters, and every hour counts.


While it’s important that individuals and families have a safe, affordable place to call home, we believe it’s equally important to support entire communities. Because we know that a family’s well-being is tied to its neighborhood, our approach includes housing, beautification and development projects.  Learn more.

"We were on a neighborhood-centered journey to become a place of comfort and joy and just needed a little light. Habitat Chicago supported both our 'Holiday Lite Up Your Life' and 'Spring Clean and Green' campaigns. We hung up festive outdoor lights, installed welcoming block club signs, and ultimately our block club felt inspired to look beyond the board-ups to see new opportunities for change."
June, Greater Grand Crossing resident


A vibrant and resilient neighborhood isn’t an accident. It takes careful planning. From affordable housing to block beautification to resident action teams, we work alongside partners and residents in focused areas to address targeted needs that have a larger impact on the entire community. Learn More.

"The first time I pulled into the garage of my new home I just sat there and thought 'I can't believe this peace.' It's an unbelievable feeling of strength that we've worked so hard for. All of the hours on the build site and in the homeowner education courses - they were all so worth it to feel this peace."
Darlene, homeowner


Habitat Chicago is in the business of improving the lives of fellow citizens. We have big plans for the future, but like you—and like our city—we’re constantly evolving. We’re currently scaling to better meet local needs. Take a look at the work and progress in our focus neighborhoods.

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