Reclaiming Chicago Communities Initiative to Build 250 New Affordable Single-Family Homes in North Lawndale

September 14, 2021


Two hundred and fifty new single-family affordable homes will be constructed in North Lawndale through a measure approved by City Council today. The ordinance allows the Department of Housing (DOH) to enter into an agreement with the Lawndale Christian Development Corporation-Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, Inc., Joint Venture (LCDC-CNI JV), for the sale of 250 City-owned parcels in North Lawndale for $1 each, under the INVEST South/ West-Reclaiming Chicago InitiativeEzekiel Homes and pursuant to a Redevelopment Agreement (RDA) with DOH. The Reclaiming Chicago Communities Initiative is aimed at creating “communities of opportunity” to replace vacancy, violence, and decades of disinvestment; with new single-family affordable “for-sale” homes and opportunities for families to build generational wealth and equity in the North Lawndale community. Additionally, this initiative will expand the tax base by returning tax-exempt properties to the tax rolls.


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