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.


Health and safety are our top priorities. During this unprecedented pandemic, we share everyone’s concern about keeping our families and neighbors safe and are reminded how a decent home is vital for one's health and safety. Following guidance and directives from our local, state, and national leaders, we are doing our part to prevent the spread of the virus, while continuing to build safely for those in need of safe and healthy housing.


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.

"The act of ‘doing’ was most engaging and transformative. On the day of our project, people honked horns as they drove by. The man who lives on the corner stopped by, and we now know him as Lance. When neighbors asked why we are doing this, we simply responded, 'We want our block to be better.’ This was the door to great conversations about property taxes, police patrols, speed bumps, and a myriad of other topics.”
June, Neighborhood Grant Project Leader


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.

"When I heard about the Habitat program, I immediately knew it was the perfect fit for us. I applied to have a stable place for my family to live, as well as future generations of our family. In our new home, I believe we will gain a new sense of accomplishment, pride, and confidence. After completing all of my volunteer and homeowner education hours, I feel prepared to take on the responsibility of owning a home and becoming an active member of my new community."
Tabitha, Habitat Chicago 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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