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Our Priorities in Chicago

  • Create and preserve affordable and supportive housing throughout Chicago and the Midwest region

  • Support the city of Chicago’s comprehensive plans to build a more economically and environmentally sustainable region; the city's plans include:
    • GO TO 2040, a comprehensive regional plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities in Chicago plan together for sustainable prosperity through mid-century and beyond
    • The Chicago Climate Action Plan, which is preparing for climate change to ensure a more livable climate for the city and the world

  • Help affordable housing developers cost-effectively build and maintain green affordable housing

  • Promote affordable housing development and preservation near transit

  • Meet the needs of a diverse set of residents, including seniors, through partnerships with housing authorities

  • Expand supportive housing opportunities for the homeless, people with disabilities and other vulnerable residents

  • Resources for investors interested in developing in transit-served areas through the Southland Community Development Loan Fund:
    • Predevelopment loans up to $3 million with an interest rate of 3 percent, and a term of up to three years.
    • Acquisition loans up to $3 million with options for variable and fixed interest rates, and a term of up to five years.

Our Impact in Chicago

To date we have:
  • Raised or invested more than $93 million
  • Created or preserved more than 10,000 affordable homes
  • Leveraged more than $600 million in total community investment
Resources
Southland Community Development Loan Fund