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Preservation of Affordable Housing's developments are revitalizing neighborhoods and reclaiming their proud histories of cultural, educational and social contributions to the City of Chicago. 

Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) is a nonprofit developer, owner and operator of affordable rental apartments in several urban communities in the Chicago area.

POAH’s primary mission is to preserve and steward sustainable affordable renting housing for low-to-moderate income individuals and families. Since starting to work in the Chicago area in 2008, POAH has built and renovated nearly 1,500 units of housing in mixed-income buildings in the city and other Illinois communities. Bolstered by a $30 million HUD Choice Neighborhood Initiative grant in 2011, POAH has built and renovated mixed-income, mixed-use communities, created new levels of community collaboration and coordinated partner-driven development.

Neighborhood Development Awards

POAH wins the 2018 Chicago Community Trust Outstanding Community Plan Award for its development of Woodlawn Park. Read more

Revitalizing Communities

Read about POAH's revitalization work in Chicago over ten years with narratives and images illustrating the various facets of the redevelopment. Read more

Building Neighborhoods

Watch the 4 minute video that tells the story of the Chicago revitalization from Woodlawn and beyond -  housing, services, community life and more!