HABITAT CHICAGO AT WORK IN WEST PULLMAN
Habitat Chicago is working in West Pullman to build on and add to the existing strengths of the community to help make it a more prosperous area for its current and future residents. Our multi-year investments in West Pullman include:
Affordable Homeownership: Working on neighboring blocks in West Pullman, we are building two multi-home developments. These new, single-family, energy-efficient homes have been (and will be) purchased by families in need of affordable housing who qualify for our Affordable Homeownership Program and commit to taking homeownership courses and completing volunteer hours spent building their own homes. Learn more about the program here.
Block Build Events: Over the course of two years, we conducted four Block Build events as a way of bringing home improvements to families in need. Through these events, hundreds of neighbors and volunteers came together to realize 57 home and lot improvement projects on distinct West Pullman blocks. This program has been retired in favor of our Neighborhood Grants Initiative.
Neighborhood Grants Initiative: This initiative, developed out of our experience with Block Build, provides small grants for resident-led groups who want to work on small-scale improvement projects together. It’s a chance for neighbors to reconnect with each other and their community, while improving the visual appeal of their environment. Learn more about the program here.
Home Care Education: An aging housing stock in West Pullman necessitates maintenance and repair interventions to keep home environments healthy, safe and comfortable. This educational program proves hands-on classes, videos, and articles that focus on topics related to common housing needs in Chicago, with the goal of equipping homeowners with the knowledge and resources needed to start their next home improvement project. Learn more about the program here.