Our Priorities in Chicago

  • Create and preserve affordable and supportive housing throughout Chicago and the Midwest region
  • Support the city of Chicago’s comprehensive plans to build a more economically and environmentally sustainable region; the city's plans include:
    • GO TO 2040, a comprehensive regional plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities in Chicago plan together for sustainable prosperity through mid-century and beyond
    • The Chicago Climate Action Plan, which is preparing for climate change to ensure a more livable climate for the city and the world
  • Help affordable housing developers cost-effectively build and maintain green affordable housing
  • Promote affordable housing development and preservation near transit
  • Meet the needs of a diverse set of residents, including seniors, through partnerships with housing authorities
  • Expand supportive housing opportunities for the homeless, people with disabilities and other vulnerable residents
  • Resources for investors interested in developing in transit-served areas through the Southland Community Development Loan Fund:
    • Predevelopment loans up to $3 million with an interest rate of 3 percent, and a term of up to three years.
    • Acquisition loans up to $3 million with options for variable and fixed interest rates, and a term of up to five years.

Our Impact in Chicago

To date we have:

  • Raised or invested more than $93 million
  • Created or preserved more than 10,000 affordable homes
  • Leveraged more than $600 million in total community investment