community development

Building communities and partnerships through sustainable solutions.

Led by our Community Development Group, Habitat has a deep focus on the redevelopment and revitalization of urban rental communities.  From its outset, Habitat has been a national leader in the design and implementation of mixed-income housing.


Our dedication to providing high-quality housing in emerging neighborhoods has been shown throughout our history.  Using Low-income Housing Tax Credits and other local, state and federal funding sources, we have developed projects throughout Chicago such as South Commons, Elm Street Plaza, Huron Plaza, Riverside Village and East Park SRO.

Program and Construction Management

We have extensive experience in developing and managing public-private development programs.  Since 1987, our projects have provided nearly 8,000 new mixed-income housing units in 58 real estate transactions.  Working with our clients and partners such as the Chicago Housing Authority, Detroit Housing Commission, Atlanta Housing Authority and the Gary Housing Authority, our Community Development team continues to build on our history.

In the News

Members of our Community Development Team work with the Detroit Housing Commission to create mixed income communities, replacing legacy traditional public housing - creating more vibrant communities and life opportunities for the residents who will live there.  The Detroit Housing Commission's accomplishments were featured in a recent article in American Builders Quarterly.

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Jeff Head
Vice President of Community Development
(312) 595-3259