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
‘Thank You for Making Mayfair Commons a Priority for JCUA’
By Judy Levey JCUA Executive Director “Preserving housing stock.” It’s a phrase that sounds official and impersonal. Occasionally, though, we are reminded that there are human stories behind the bureaucratic language. After reading our recent update on JCUA’s financial involvement in a redevelopment project, Rev. C. J. Hawking, executive director of Arise Chicago, sent me this note: Judy, I […]
Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:00:47 AM

JCUA September Newsletter
Cantors to sing for expanded trauma care, 9/18. JCUA invests in preserving senior citizen housing. Membership meetings build toward selection of issues. Standing with the employees of Golan's moving. Nate Seeskin joins JCUA as organizing fellow.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 5:26:23 PM

JCUA August Newsletter
Mimi Harris on the Cover! / JCUA members gather at Yusho / Deborah Goldberg named director of teen programs / Farewell message from Rebecca Katz / Photos from interfaith vigil at Broadview detention center
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:12:07 PM

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

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