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

Housing – JCUA News
Fingers on the Pulse
By David Feinberg JCUA Board of Directors I first learned of JCUA after a chance meeting at the Bucktown Arts Festival.  My family and I had recently moved to Chicago, and I was looking for a way to live my Judaism that connected with my values and the values I want to impart to my […]
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 4:13:08 PM

A Win for Fair Housing Policy
By Aline Sredni JCUA Intern  In the last month, the Supreme Court released some really important decisions. Most people have heard about the court’s views on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and Marriage Equality. However, these were not the only decisions issued. One of the other decisions that didn’t make the forefront of the news was […]
Monday, July 27, 2015 2:34:27 PM

CVP Loans Are Making An Impact Today
By Sarah Gold JCUA Manager of Community Building As part of my ‘initiation’ into my new role leading JCUA’s Community Ventures Program (CVP), I had the opportunity to visit and touch base with each of our current projects. Here is a snapshot of how JCUA’s loan fund is being used to make a difference by supporting […]
Thursday, March 26, 2015 3:20:38 PM

Rosenwald Courts, Recipient of JCUA Community Ventures Loan, Celebrates Groundbreaking
February 18, 2015, marked the long-awaited ground breaking for the redevelopment of the historic Rosenwald Building in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. Gathered together in a small, heated tent at the site, Alderman Pat Dowell emceed the event as long-time community members, the development team and supporters celebrated this momentous occasion. Through its Community Ventures Program, JCUA provided a […]
Monday, February 23, 2015 2:40:05 PM

‘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

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