Posts Tagged ‘rehab’

Carling SRO, Chicago, IL

The Carling Hotel exterior from an angle looking Southwest

The Carling Hotel was an existing 155-unit single-occupancy hotel that was preserved for low-income residents in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. It is one of 65 remaining licensed SROs in Chicago and was the first SRO sold under the 2014 SRO Preservation Ordinance, an initiative created to protect and generate funds to help preserve SROs as…

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Chicago Tribune: As Wilson Men’s Hotel prepares to close for renovations, a look at shrinking number of SROs in Chicago

Collage showing hall, front elevation, bedroom, dining area, and lobby of Wilson Men's Hotel

The Chicago Tribune recently published an article about the Wilson Men’s Hotel, a single-room-occupancy (SRO) hotel in Uptown, that is preparing to close for renovations under a new owner. This is extremely unsettling for it’s current residents who likely won’t be able to afford rent after the updates are made, especially if they’re on fixed…

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Grand Opening: Mayfair Commons Senior Housing Center

Mayfair Commons Apartment project team in front of the building for ribbon cutting

Mayfair Commons Senior Housing Center, a rehabilitation of affordable housing for seniors led by North River Commission (NRC), is officially open! Restoration of the 6-story 97-unit building included renewing apartment finishes, such as cabinets, sinks, and other appliances, and improving energy efficiency by modernizing the building systems. The preservation of these apartments for low-income seniors…

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Kenmore Plaza, Chicago, IL

Elderly couple sitting on bench outside main entrance of Kenmore Plaza

Kenmore Plaza is the moderate rehab of a 324-unit, 28-story residential high-rise for seniors in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Originally constructed in 1973, the building was acquired by the Kenmore Plaza Tenants Association in 1997 with proceeds provided by HUD under LIHPRHA (Low Income Housing Preservation and Resident Homeownership Act). LIHPRHA was enacted to preserve the…

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Grand Opening: Kenmore Plaza

Surrounded by a crowd of smiling seniors enjoying their new outdoor patio, The Habitat Company and the Kenmore Plaza Tenant Association cut the ribbon on a fully rehabbed Kenmore Plaza, an affordable senior housing high-rise in Uptown. In 1977 the Kenmore Plaza Tenant Association became owners of the building with funding from HUD under the…

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IFF Access Housing, Chicago, IL

IFF Access Housing 2032 W Dickens rehab elevation

IFF Access Housing provides much-needed affordable and integrated housing opportunities for people with low income and special needs. Located over 25 scattered-sites in a 2-1/2 mile footprint, the project helps stabilize Chicago’s Humboldt Park and Logan Square communities through the utilization and improvement of foreclosed and vacant properties. The project includes the rehabilitation of 12…

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