Eleven New Two-Unit Homes Planned for North Lawndale Under the City Lots for Working Family Program

September 14, 2021


Up to 11 new two-unit homes will be constructed through the City Lots for Working Families (C4LWF) Program in North Lawndale through an ordinance approved by City Council today. CL4WF was approved by City Council in November 2017 and provides vacant city-owned lots to developers of affordable single-family homes and two flats for $1 each to build new below-market-rate housing. The homes are then made available to qualified buyers with incomes up to 140% of the area median income (AMI). The ordinance authorizes the sale of 10 parcels to GMP Development, LLC which will construct the new homes Homan Square, a Building Neighborhoods and Affordable Homes (BNAH) Program area. The BNAH Program encourages homebuyers to move into five targeted neighborhood areas: Englewood Square, North Lawndale, South Lawndale, Humboldt Park/Garfield Park, and Woodlawn. The program provides up to $60,000 in purchase assistance to buyers of singlefamily homes constructed under the City Lots for Working Families.  

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