Mayor Emanuel Proposes City-owned Land Sale to Habitat for Humanity to Help Develop New, Affordable Homes in West Pullman

December 12, 2018


Ten affordable homes would be built in West Pullman through city-owned land sales proposed to City Council today by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The single-family homes would be built by Habitat for Humanity Chicago on eight vacant city lots at the 11900 block of South Union Ave.

“The city is working to ensure that Chicago is a more equitable place for all residents. A place where every resident has access to a safe, affordable home that meets their family’s needs,” Mayor Emanuel said. “This partnership with Habitat for Humanity marks another step forward in achieving our goal.”

Each two-story, 1,955-square-foot home would have four bedrooms and two baths and be priced at approximately $155,000.

Collectively valued at $16,900, the lots would be sold for $10 total.

The project is part of DPD’s City Lots for Working Families program, which provides discounted City land to affordable housing developers that sell to qualified buyers with incomes up to 140 percent of area median income. Buyers must use the homes as their primary residences for at least five years.


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