Posts in 'Affordable homeownership'

Tabitha recently completed her interior selection meeting, where she collaborated with Habitat Chicago staff to make customizations to her new home's flooring, cabinets, and countertops. These selections will match the radiant personalities of Tabitha and her daughter, Ayianna, and this selection...
Habitat for Humanity Chicago is proud to announce the launch of our public Homebuyer University this July, which will equip participants with the tools, knowledge, and a personalized game plan to enter the homebuying process.
Earlier this month, Nadjia H celebrated the culmination of her time in the Affordable Homeownership Program by joining 150 Habitat Chicago supporters at her Home Dedication Ceremony in West Pullman. Reflecting on her experiences in the program, Nadjia shared with us the lessons she learned along the...
Last month, two more Habitat Chicago homebuyers took critical steps in accomplishing their goals of homeownership. On Saturday, December 15th, Tonya and Aphriditie cut the ribbons on the doors to their brand new homes surrounded by family, friends, supporters, and volunteers who all came together in...
Investing in affordable, quality housing is investing in kids and their futures. Studies have shown time and time again that a safe and stable household significantly impacts school outcomes for children. However, with 10% of the Chicago population currently facing critical housing needs, families...
I’ve been trying to make a lot of changes in my life recently: I just lost 90 pounds; I’m working on moving up at my company, Amtrak, by going back to school to get my degree in Business Administration and Human Resources; I saved up to buy a reliable car; and now I am working to own my own home...
Owning a home is a positive financial investment, but did you know it can actively improve almost every aspect of your everyday life? We have the facts and the testimonies for you right here.
Knowing that there was such a thing as outdoors bred in us a hunger for property, for ownership. The firm possession of a yard, a porch, a grape arbor. Propertied black people spent all their energies, all their love, on their nests. Like frenzied, desperate birds, they over decorated everything;...
On the South Side of Chicago, a single mother has just been evicted from her apartment. She works full time to support her family and has never been late on a rent check, but even so, she has been given 60 days to vacate. The whole apartment complex is being sold or renovated or demolished—she doesn...
A few weeks ago, Shuanta Sampson finally accomplished what she had set out to do over 12 months ago. She packed all of her belongings into a few small suitcases, she gathered her three children to make sure they were ready, she took a deep breath and she shut the door on her old life of unsafe...