Member Organizations

  1. Access Living

    Member since 2020

    Established in 1980, Access Living is a change agent committed to fostering an inclusive society that enables Chicagoans with disabilities to live fully–engaged and self–directed lives. Nationally recognized as a leading force in the disability advocacy community, Access Living challenges stereotypes, protects civil rights and champions social reform. Their staff and volunteers combine knowledge and personal experience to deliver programs and services that equip people with disabilities to advocate for themselves. Access Living is at the forefront of the disability rights movement, removing barriers so people with disabilities can live the future they envision.

  2. ONE Northside

    Member since 2016

    Organization Neighborhoods for Equality: Northside (ONE Northside) is a community organization resulting from the merger of Lakeview Action Coalition and Organization of the Northeast. Together, ONE and LAC have a history of nearly 60 years of powerful and effective community organizing.

  3. West Humboldt Park Development Council

    Member since 2016

    West Humboldt Park Development Council’s Mission is to work collaboratively to develop, implement and sustain processes that improve the quality of life for people, families and businesses in the West Humboldt Park community.

  4. Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc.

    Member since 2018

    POAH is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve, create and sustain affordable, healthy homes that support economic security and access to opportunity for all.

  5. Bethel New Life

    Member since 2020

    Bethel New Life is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Chicago, Illinois. Formed by a small Lutheran church on the West Side of Chicago in response to the devastation and disinvestment that followed the civil rights riots of the late 1960s, Bethel New Life has been in the business of creating social impact and community change for more than three decades.

    Bethel New Life operates as a new breed of community investment organization on Chicago’s West Side which includes Chicago’s Austin, West and East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and North Lawndale communities. We are focused on creating opportunities to bring individuals and families out of poverty and bringing about system and policy changes necessary to lift an entire community out of poverty. We invest in people who are ready to invest in themselves and we impact the systems and policies that dampen the human spirit and prevent communities from thriving.

  6. Brighton Park Neighborhood Council

    Member since 2016

    The Brighton Park Neighborhood Council  (BPNC) is a community based, nonprofit organization serving a working class neighborhood on Chicago's Southwest side. BPNC's mission is to create a safer community, improve the learning environment at public schools, preserve affordable housing, provide a voice for youth, protect immigrants' rights, promote gender equality, and end all forms of violence.

  7. Bickerdike Redevelopment Corp.

    Member since 2016

    Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation (Bickerdike) was founded in 1967 by residents of Chicago's near northwest side and representatives of local community groups who joined forces to fight widespread housing deterioration, abandonment and arson. As factories closed and manufacturing jobs left the area, unemployment soared and some residents fled to the suburbs to pursue jobs. Neighborhoods quickly eroded, threatened by gangs and crime. Alarmed area residents and community organizations came together and formed Bickerdike to reverse the rapid community decline.

    Bickerdike was charged in its mission to redevelop West Town, Humboldt Park, Logan Square and Hermosa communities for the benefit of and control by the lower and moderate-income residents of those areas and began by developing affordable single family homes

  8. Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)

    Member since 2016

    The Center for Neighborhood Technology is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization committed to improving urban economies and environments across the United States. They do this through innovation and by researching and analyzing urban problems, testing and promoting economically efficient and environmentally sound solutions, and demonstrating the value of investing in sustainable solutions.

  9. Central City Housing Ventures

    Member since 2016

  10. Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

    Member since 2016

    CCH seeks to curb and can ultimately end homelessness by leading strategic campaigns, community outreach, and public policy initiatives that target the lack of affordable housing in metropolitan Chicago and across Illinois.

    In addition, CCH presses for access to jobs, training, and public schools. Their community organizers, policy specialists, and public interest attorneys advocate with people hurt by homelessness, including mothers with children, students, unaccompanied youth, ex-offenders, prostitution survivors, and low-wage workers.

  11. Claretian Associates, Inc.

    Member since 2016

    Since 1991, Claretian Associates has created over 135 affordable units of housing to improve South Chicagoans' access to decent affordable housing. Through key partnerships, they have implemented initiatives that include improvements in employment, safety, healthcare, housing, arts and culture, and environmental awareness. Claretian Associates utilizes this comprehensive method of community development for the complete revitalization of the South Chicago community.

  12. Community Renewal Society (CRS)

    Member since 2016

    Community Renewal Society (CRS) is a progressive, faith-based organization that works to eliminate race and class barriers. Founded in 1882, CRS informs, organizes and trains both communities and individuals to advocate for social and economic justice.

  13. Deborah's Place

    Member since 2016

    Deborah’s Place opens doors of opportunity for women who are homeless in Chicago. Supportive housing and services offer women their key to healing, achieving their goals and moving on from the experience of homelessness.

  14. Eighteenth Street Dev. Corp.

    Member since 2016

    ESDC strives to provide Pilsen's business community with actionable rescources encouraging their creation and growth by supporting local businesses and planning for sustainable growth and infrastructure.

  15. Genesis Housing Development Corporation

    Member since 2016

    Genesis Housing Development Corporation equips clients with knowledge and tools to achieve their hosing goals by offering assistance in homebuying, foreclosure avoidance, and financial planning, while collaborating with diverse intrests to develop affordable housing in Chicago.

  16. Greater Southwest Development Corporation

    Member since 2016

    Greater Southwest Development Corporation (GSDC) is a community development agency based in the City of Chicago whose primary goal is to improve the quality of life in southwest Chicago through entrepreneurial, commercial and residential development, as well as a variety of business and residential resources.

  17. Heartland Alliance Housing

    Member since 2016

    Heartland Housing was founded in 1988 to provide housing for some of the most vulnerable Chicagoans. Twenty-five years ago, they began the rehabilitation of a 62 unit apartment building in Uptown – one of the first affordable housing projects in Chicago to serve people with HIV or AIDS – and they have since developed more than 1,850 units in 18 properties in Chicago and Milwaukee, WI. They currently manage approximately 900 apartments housing seniors, veterans, people with AIDS, homeless and near-homeless single people and families, ex-offenders, and workers, who all need an affordable, stable place to call home

  18. Hispanic Housing

    Member since 2016

    Founded in 1975, as a non-for-profit organization to help create affordable housing in Chicago’s Latino neighborhoods, the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation now helps people across the Chicago area improve their lives and achieve the American dream by build comfortable, affordable and sustainable housing that people are proud to call home; which becomes a catalyst for economic prosperity and community growth.

  19. Interfaith Organizing Project of Greater Chicago (IOP)

    Member since 2017

  20. Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA)

    Member since 2016

    JCUA and its members are powerful allies and advocates for positive social change in Chicago. They work in partnership with coalitions and directly impacted communities to address the root causes of disparity in our city through issue-based campaigns, community investment, and bridge-building with communities facing discrimination.

  21. Mercy Housing Lakefront

    Member since 2016

    Mercy Housing, a national nonprofit organization, is working to build a more humane world where poverty is alleviated, communities are healthy and all people can develop their full potential. They believe that affordable housing and supportive programs improve the economic status of residents, revitalize neighborhoods and stabilize lives. 

    Mercy Housing is one of the nation’s largest affordable housing organizations, participating in the development, preservation, management and/or financing of affordable, program-enriched housing across the country. They serve a variety of populations with housing projects for low-income families, seniors and people with special needs by acquiring and renovating existing housing, as well as developing new affordable rental properties.

  22. Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA)

    Member since 2016

    LUCHA was founded in 1982 by residents of Humboldt Park, West Town and Logan Square to combat displacement and preserve affordable housing in the community.  Since its founding, LUCHA has helped more than 68,000 low-to-moderate income families rent decent and affordable housing, obtain Section 8 rental assistance, purchase good homes, improve dilapidated buildings, make emergency repairs, obtain adequate insurance coverage, make their home more accessible or more energy efficient, and beautify their neighborhoods.

  23. Latino Policy Forum

    Member since 2016

    The Latino Policy Forum is the only organization in the Chicago area that facilitates the involvement of Latinos at all levels of public decision-making. The Latino Policy Forum conducts analysis to inform, influence, and lead. Its goals are to improve education outcomes, advocate for affordable housing, promote just immigration policies, and engage diverse sectors of the community, with an understanding that advancing Latinos advances a shared future.

  24. Lawndale Christian Development Corp.

    Member since 2016

    Lawndale Christian Development Corporation was established in 1987 by Lawndale Community Church to bring holistic revitalization to the lives and environments of Lawndale residents through economic empowerment, housing improvements, educational enrichments, and community advocacy.

  25. Logan Square Neighborhood Assoc. (LSNA)

    Member since 2016

    LSNA is a community-based organization serving over 7,000 children and adults by advancing diversity, leader development, and models for engagement as the catalyst for social justice. Forty-three community institutions including schools, churches, block clubs, and agencies are members of LSNA, engaging more than 2,000 people in organizing and supporting programs.

  26. Metropolitan Housing Dev. Corp (MHDC)

    Member since 2016

    A 30-year old organization, CMHDC’s efforts concentrate in the retention of affordable housing, especially in those communities where there is a shortage of affordable housing.  As part of their commitment to serve low and moderate income families, they recently created a separate entity, CMHDC Development Services, to serve Chicago’s suburbs. CMHDC’s mission is to retain and develop properties with both affordable and market rate housing in Chicago.

  27. North River Commission

    Member since 2016

    North River Commission is the nonprofit community and economic development corporation for the northwest side of Chicago, from the Chicago River to Cicero and Addison to Devon. Founded in 1962 by concerned residents and neighborhood institutions, NRC unites over 100 civic associations, businesses, schools, institutions and places of worship to improve the quality of life in our community by creating affordable housing, quality education, arts & cultural endeavors, open spaces, and thriving neighborhood businesses.

  28. Northwest Austin Council (NAC)

    Member since 2017

  29. Roseland Christian Homes

    Member since 2016

  30. The Renaissance Collaborative

    Member since 2020

    TRC is a nonprofit in Bronzeville that works to service its underprivileged residents. Programs are aimed to help the homeless, the elderly, ex-offenders, children, working parents and those with little to no computer experience. We are welcoming and accepting of all people regardless of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin or sexual orientation.

    The Renaissance Collaborative, Inc. was started by a group of community leaders who came together to save the historic Wabash YMCA. Senior pastors from Quinn Chapel, AME, Apostolic Faith, St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic and St. Thomas Episcopal along with Patricia Abrams, founding Executive Director formed TRC as a 501(c)(3) agency in 1992. They believed the only way to end homelessness was one person at a time; making a difference in someone's life by providing them with the resources they need to construct a better life for themselves and where possible in becoming self-sufficient.

    ​Today, The Renaissance Collaborative partners with the others located within the Historic Wabash Y building, but also with agencies and organizations throughout the City of Chicago. TRC also runs numerous other programs that are aimed at giving people the chance to make a difference in their lives.

  31. The Resurrection Project

    Member since 2020

    The Resurrection Project was founded by six churches and concerned neighbors in 1990 to address the rising blight and crime in the Pilsen neighborhood. Each church committed $5,000 in seed funds. Since then, The Resurrection Project has turned that $30,000 seed capital into community investments of more than $346 million. Ours is a comprehensive approach to community development.

    TRP’s real estate development work creates new units of affordable housing for area families. And while the impact in helping a family secure a safe, affordable, quality home can’t be measured, the impact on the surrounding communities can be appreciated in seeing how the physical environment is transformed.

    The physical development work TRP pursues has left an indelible mark on its target neighborhoods, turning empty lots, blighted structures, and boarded-up buildings into new community assets.

  32. Spanish Coalition for Housing

    Member since 2016

    SCH’s mission is to provide comprehensive counseling, education and housing resources necessary for Latinos and other low-to-moderate income families in the Chicagoland area, develop competence and responsibility in meeting their financial and housing needs, and advocate for and proactively promote additional resources for them.

  33. Voice of the People

    Member since 2016

    Voice of the People in Uptown works to promote and provide quality, affordable housing for low-income people in Uptown and its surrounding communities and to emprower community members through participation in housing advocacy, development, rehabilitation, and management.

  34. Woodlawn East Community and Neighbors (WECAN)

    Member since 2019

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