The Chicago Rehab Network (CRN) is a citywide coalition of neighborhood and community based development organizations. Founded in 1977 by community groups seeking to pool expertise and share information, the coalition membership consists of over 40 housing organizations representing over 60 city neighborhoods.

Creating, preserving, and advocating for affordable housing in Chicago neighborhoods for 45 years

In 1977, a small, informal group of community-based not-for-profit housing developers and advocates in Chicago came together at Erie Neighborhood House in Chicago’s West Town community to share information and expertise about how to best serve city neighborhoods. Their goal was to revitalize city neighborhoods through the development and rehabilitation of housing. That informal group became the Chicago Rehab Network, a diverse coalition of community-based housing developers.

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CRN member organizations

Is your organization committed to developing, preserving, managing or promoting affordable housing?

From small, one-person offices to large citywide service providers, members of the Chicago Rehab Network work together to solve the affordable housing crisis. CRN membership is open to nonprofit organizations with a commitment to develop, preserve, manage or promote affordable housing for low and moderate income people.

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MacArthur Foundation

MacArthur Award Winner

The Chicago Rehab Network is a proud recipient of the 2006 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.

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