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.

"I think Habitat sees what we see: we are in a very good community and we want a stronger future in our community for our kids and grandkids– we just need to come together like we are right now and stand up for it. Pick up a hammer or a nail, and you show how much you love your community."
Halema, West Pullman 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.

"I didn’t know how to fix or build anything, so it’s just been so great to learn. It’s important to learn because when I do move in, I’m going to have to know how to take care of things. I need to know how to fix the small things. I have to make sure my home is good for my boys."
Shuanta, homebuyer


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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