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.


Building a world where everyone has a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home isn't a one-person job - it takes all of us.


Join us virtually on Thursday, May 20th at 12:00 PM CDT for Habitat Chicago’s Annual Benefit: Under One Roof. This event will bring us together as one community to fully fund our next Habitat Chicago home and help more of our neighbors access the long-lasting, life-changing benefits of affordable homeownership. Our live event will feature a keynote address from former Chicago Bear and community leader, Israel Idonije, a performance by Nate Marshall, and a panel chat with Habitat Chicago homeowners!


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.

“I am glad the universe aligned me with Habitat Chicago. I wanted to help change my neighborhood for the better. I've been greatly affected by the project because I've gained a better relationship with my neighbors.”
Michelle, 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.

“I know owning a home will bring on a lot of new responsibilities. I am working now towards building future goals for myself and my children. But through all the hard work, it will be worth it… we can build generational wealth. And, most of all, it will be OURS.”
Donshay, Homebuyer University Graduate


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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