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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 Chicago in 2008, POAH has built and renovated more than 800 units of housing in mixed-income buildings in Chicago’s Woodlawn, Grand Crossing, Kenwood and Near West Side communities and in Kankakee, IL. POAH has also partnered with nonprofit MetroSquash to construct a youth sports and education center, created new levels of community collaboration and coordinated partner-driven development through its Choice Neighborhoods Initiative. 

Obama Presidential Library

The Obama presidential library will boost POAH's developments on the South Side. read more

POAH Chicago brochure

After eight years of work and investment, neighborhoods are alive with new housing, schools, economic development. read brochure

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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!