The Strand Hotel, located just down the street from Woodlawn Park, was named Project of the Year for Rehabilitation by Landmark Illinois. The 53-unit building was built between 1914 and 1915 and recently rehabbed by Holsten Real Estate Development Corporation. From the Landmark Illinois website: ... Read more »
A Preservation of Affordable Housing Development
The Force Behind a Thriving NeighborhoodWoodlawn is a neighborhood on the rise. New and renovated Woodlawn Park properties are the focal point of this revitalized community. Woodlawn Park’s diverse offering of mixed-rate rentals provide comfortable and affordable homes to the families and investors who are attracted to this neighborhood’s amenities – including its access to lush parks, its proximity to the University of Chicago, and its growing number of business opportunities. The Woodlawn Park properties are helping to lift this historic community to new heights.
The Soulful Chicago Book Fair, the first ever outdoor African-American literary festival in Chicago, was held along 61st Street in Woodlawn on July 16th. Organized by author and educator Asadah Kirkland, the festival had over 100 booths for black authors to share and promote their work directly to the public. In Kirkland's own words, as quoted in the online magazine Rebellious: “I find that Chicago as a city is a city of arts. A lot of credence and support is given to visual arts, as well as ... Read more »
POAH has been selected as a recipient of the Community Progress Makers Fund, a $20 million grant initiative to support 40 visionary nonprofit organizations in their efforts to establish new approaches to long-standing urban economic challenges in the United States – including economic development, environment sustainability, urban infrastructure, and affordable housing. As part of the program, POAH will receive a core operating support grant of $500,000 over the course of two years to ... Read more »
The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) this week announced that POAH's future Woodlawn Station, a mixed-use building at the north-east corner of 63rd & Cottage Grove, that will offer 70 apartments in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood, will receive Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. Woodlawn Station is one of only two projects in Chicago that were selected by IHDA. ... Read more »
Woodlawn residents and leaders gathered on March 19, 2016 to plan for the future of Woodlawn. Breakout sessions covered: Neighborhood Safety and Security Economic Development Housing Education Sustainable Community Youth Engagement ... Read more »
- Summer Jobs for Youth: apply at the Woodlawn Resource Center!
- The Grant at Woodlawn Park earns LEED Platinum certification
- March 19th: 2016 Annual Woodlawn Community Summit
- Chicago Eater: Daley’s Restaurant Waitress Recalls Three Decades of Serving Breakfast in Woodlawn
- Trianon Lofts in the news: New Woodlawn Lofts on 61st Street on Way After City Funds $2.5M Loan
- Trianon Lofts Moves Forward with Chicago City Council Vote
- Thurs 2/18 Anti-Violence Panel Discussion: Peacemaking in the City
- This Saturday! “Black Chicago and the Criminal Justice System” Forum
- Woodlawn Landmark among Chicago’s Oldest Restaurants
- A Woodlawn Resource Center Success Story
- Old Strand Hotel reopened as affordable housing
- The Chicago Maroon on POAH’s work in Woodlawn
- POAH leadership in Washington, D.C.
- Seniors Matter! in Woodlawn Park
- Pumpkin patch on Cottage Grove
- Grand Opening of The Burnham
- Sat. Oct 3rd Art Exhibition: “We The People of Woodlawn”
- Tonight! MMRP Homebuyer Incentives info session
- Storytelling in Woodlawn’s own Greenline Coffee
- Saturday, Sept 12th: WOODLAWN RISING
- Apply to work as a Digital Literacy Instructor at the Woodlawn Resource Center!
- Woodlawn Park Summer Newsletter
- Woodlawn Resource Center Video Feature
- Juice Bar Coming to 63rd/Cottage Grove Green Line Stop
- Baseball Legend Minnie Miñoso – a former Woodlawn resident reminisces