The Chicago-style bungalow was developed in the early 1900s in response to a pressing demand for owner-occupied housing during a period of dynamic growth in Chicago’s population and economic base. The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) created the Historic Chicago Bungalow Association to help foster an appreciation of the Chicago Bungalow as a distinctive housing type, encourage sympathetic rehabilitation of Chicago bungalows, and assist bungalow owners with making their homes more energy efficient and adapting their homes to current needs, which in turn helps to strengthen Chicago bungalow neighborhoods. The association offers a variety of financial and educational resources.
DPD mails information on possible financing and technical assistance to current and would-be owners of historic Chicago bungalows. The information includes details about purchase, restoration, modernization or enlargement of bungalows and other resources. Click the button below to begin online.
For additional benefits, combine your bungalow mortgage loan using the TaxSmart program.
For more information or to apply for membership, contact:
Historic Chicago Bungalow Association
53 W. Jackson Blvd., Ste. 1125
Chicago, IL 60604