Posts Tagged ‘heartland housing’

A Grandfamily Story

A grandmother raising her four grandchildren at roseland village grandfamily apartment is part of ‘mercy housing lakefront’ annual video update. Hear how Roseland Village is stabilizing lives for Doris, Jacari, Jhaydon, Jaison, and Jonathon below:  

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LBBA Receives First Place Driehaus Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design

On Tuesday, the 21st Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA) recognized local developers, non-profits, and architects who have worked to improve communities through outstanding architectural contributions to Chicago neighborhoods. Awarding the best of the year’s neighborhood-focused developments, CNDA is a time to celebrate as well as reflect on the changing needs of our neighborhoods and how…

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Register for GreenTown: The Future of Community

GreenTown: The Future of Community is an event designed to “connect the dots” between the public and private sector to create a stronger platform for common ground and building community. Over the past five years, GreenTown events have been hosted across the Midwest in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. GreenTown Chicago will be held this…

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Heartland Housing Launches Health, Wellness Programs at Harvest Commons

Heartland Housing introduced residents to many of the great services at Harvest Commons Apartments at the Midwinter Garden & Health Party. Harvest Commons offers residents the opportunity to volunteer in the onsite urban farm, with Heartland’s resident flock of chickens, and to learn about nutrition and green living from Heartland Human Care Services and Heartland…

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LBBA Receives First Place and Third Place Driehaus Awards for Excellence in Community Design

Last week, the 20th Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA) recognized local developers, non-profits, and architects who have worked to improve communities through outstanding architectural contributions to Chicago neighborhoods. Awarding the best of the year’s neighborhood-focused developments, CNDA is a time to celebrate as well as reflect on the changing needs of our neighborhoods and…

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Affordable Housing Finance Selects Harvest Commons Apartments for 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards

Harvest Commons Apartments has been named one of the nation’s top developments  of 2012 and 2013 by Affordable Housing Finance. Thirty-four finalists were selected for the ninth annual Readers’ Choice Awards according to AHF’s assessment of several key characteristics, including adding to the affordable housing stock, neighborhood revitalization, innovative financing, and community support. Harvest Commons…

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First Planting at Harvest Commons’ Urban Farm

Last Friday marked the first planting of the urban farm at Harvest Commons Apartments. Volunteers from Heartland Alliance and Landon Bone Baker joined residents and their families to plant rows of seedling tomatoes and peppers, along with turnip, squash, beet, radish, mustard greens, kale, amaranth, pole beans, and other seeds. Sprouted potatoes will be planted…

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Lunch Talks@CAF Features Harvest Commons Apartments

LBBA’s Jeff Bone will present Harvest Commons Apartments tomorrow during the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s weekly lunchtime program, Lunch Talks@CAF. “Preservation and Adaptive Reuse of the Viceroy Hotel” is the final feature under CAF’s month-long theme: “Preserving the Past/Making it New.” Join Jeff and Hume An, Director of Real Estate Development at Heartland Housing, as they…

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Mayor Emanuel Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of Harvest Commons Apartments as Part of Eisenhower Corridor ‘Neighborhoods Now’ Developments

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Near West Side community leaders and site developers today for the formal re-opening of the $22.3 million Harvest Commons Apartments, a designated City landmark that was converted into 89 low-income studios with on-site social services. Harvest Commons Apartments, formerly known as the Viceroy Hotel, was redeveloped during the last year by…

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Chicken Coop Research for the Viceroy SRO

LBBA is working with Heartland Housing to develop a chicken coop scheme for the garden at the Viceroy SRO. As part of the project’s urban agriculture and resident engagement program, Heartland would like to raise 8-20 hens on site for egg production and farm-to-table training. We met with Jennifer Murtoff, urban chicken consultant, to explore…

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