Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

Next Generation SRO Housing in Chicago: Securing the Future Success and Long-Term Stability of an Endangered Housing Type

Next Generation SRO Housing in Chicago offers an overview of key challenges and best practices as it relates to supportive services and operations, policy and finance, as well as design and construction. The paper also includes case studies of successful SRO preservation projects that required a range of approaches, from light rehab to gut and historic…

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East Park Apartments Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Habitat Company team cutting ribbon at opening ceremony

East Park Apartments a newly rehabbed 5-story 152-unit single room occupancy building in East Garfield Park had its ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday! The rehab includes a new roof, masonry repairs, mechanical upgrades, improved common areas, and unit upgrades. This project was developed by The Habitat Company in collaboration with GMA Construction Group, Carsello Engineering, WSP, Prism…

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2018 AIA Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award Video

Video still from Black Spectacles video for AIA Chicago's 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

Black Spectacles made such an amazing video for AIA Chicago‘s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award! We are truly thankful to AIA Chicago, Black Spectacles, our friends/peers that spoke so kindly of us, and everyone involved in the process.

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2018 Annual Pumpkin Carving Party

LBBA team smiling for photo while carving pumpkins at table

Our first annual pumpkin carving at the new office! We couldn’t help but smile while carving out some spooky faces. Check out our Facebook for more photos. Happy Autumn everyone! 🎃

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Grand Opening: Tierra Linda

Ribbon cutting outside of Tierra Linda's Passive House at grand opening ceremony

Today LUCHA celebrated the grand opening of its first sustainability-oriented affordable housing project, Tierra Linda! As a scattered site development, Tierra Linda offers affordable housing in 3-flat and 6-flat buildings across Humboldt Park. The ribbon cutting was held in front of the first multi-family Passive House in Illinois.  

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