HABITAT CHICAGO RECEIVES $2.5 MILLION GIFT FROM MACKENZIE SCOTT
We’re pleased to announce that Habitat Chicago is one of 84 U.S. Habitat for Humanity affiliate organizations selected to receive a portion of the $436 million donation from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. This transformational gift will help further our vision of a world where everyone has equitable access to a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home.
Habitat Chicago will use this unrestricted gift as a strategic investment in our focus neighborhoods of West Pullman and Greater Grand Crossing on Chicago’s South Side, and will expand to Austin on the West Side. We will continue to work in partnership with residents to grow and expand healthy communities through homeownership, civic engagement, and neighborhood development projects.
In the Chicago region, two Habitat organizations were selected to receive this gift - Habitat Chicago and DuPage Habitat for Humanity/Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs. With the support of transformational donors like Ms. Scott, these Habitat affiliates can, in partnership with residents, positively change the trajectory of their focus neighborhoods, and help families and communities thrive.
Learn more about this transformational gift in our press release and stay tuned as we continue the work to bring strength, stability, and self-reliance to our focus neighborhoods.