Housing

 

JCUA creates affordable housing opportunities for Chicago's diverse communities

JCUA believes that housing is a human right. Affordable, permanent, decent housing is essential for people to live with dignity and stability. JCUA pursues the revitalization and stabilization of Chicago’s low-income communities by working towards creating viable affordable housing options and community development projects which work to strengthen community infrastructure.

How does JCUA’s innovative strategy work towards community revitalization?

  1. JCUA helps to rebuild communities by providing zero-interest seed-funding for affordable housing development and preservation projects
  2. JCUA provides capacity-building assistance to community groups pursuing economic development projects
  3. JCUA advocates on behalf of affordable housing initiative

For more information on JCUA's housing organizing campaigns contact Rabbi Alison Abrams, JCUA's Director of Organizing: alison@jcua.org

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JCUA News » Housing
Green ReEntry Project is Completed on the Southwest Side
On April 28, JCUA joined city and foundation officials and others to celebrate the Inner City-Muslim Action Network’s ribbon cutting on 6210 S. Fairfield. The house, which was the second project completed by the Green ReEntry crew, was the culmination of tremendous efforts of an unconventional idea that went far beyond the confines of a typical bricks and mortar project.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:55:16 PM

Community Development Projects Supported by JCUA Receive Driehaus Foundation Awards
Ten projects received Richard H. Driehaus Foundation awards for architectural excellence. Two of the project were supported, in part, by zero-interest loans from JCUA's Community Ventures Program. Landon Bone Baker Architects was the award-winning firm in both cases.
Friday, February 28, 2014 2:59:12 AM

Community Development that Transforms Houses into Homes
by Beth Filipiak JCUA Intern, Community Development What really makes a house a home? Is it the flooring, or the façade? The paint colors or the appliances? Or rather is it the opportunity to actually call a place your own – a place for you and your family to live, to grow and to engage […]
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 1:29:06 PM

Chicago’s Affordable Housing Crisis And What We Are Doing About It
by Beth Filipiak Community Development Intern, JCUA In Chicago, your bank teller may not have the basic financial means to afford “affordable housing” without being considered “cost burdened.” To be “cost burdened” is when more than 30% of your income goes to basic housing costs. Chicago’s Affordable Housing Crisis With the average price of a […]
Thursday, July 11, 2013 10:17:30 AM

Victory: JCUA Celebrates Passing of Fair Housing Amendment in Cook County!
Today, May 8, 2013 the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted YES to amend the Human Rights Ordinance so that those with Housing Choice Vouchers will no longer be legally discriminated against based on their sources of income. by Lauren Goldstein JCUA Intern, Advocacy and Community Organizing Over the last year JCUA has been a partner in […]
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 5:10:34 PM

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