A Preservation of Affordable Housing Development

The Force Behind a Thriving Neighborhood

Woodlawn 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.

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LISC AmeriCorps

Apply to work as a Digital Literacy Instructor at the Woodlawn Resource Center!

Over the last 15 years, LISC Chicago, in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), has supported about 250 AmeriCorps members who have completed one- or two-year terms of service. LISC Chicago typically recruits and manages 10 or more of them. The program has a 10-month service term that starts in October and ends the following July. Often, graduating members are offered full-time employment with community partners. The initiative provides stipends for up to two ... Read more »

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Woodlawn Park Summer Newsletter

With summer here, POAH Chicago and its partners continue to build, of course – but not just buildings. In addition to transforming sections of Woodlawn block by block, we are also harnessing the energy and talents of our neighborhood youth. And soon, we’ll open our senior building, Read all about this and more in our summer newsletter.         ... Read more »

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Woodlawn Resource Center Video Feature

From the Local Initiatives Support Coalition (LISC) website (July 7, 2015: Staffers at the Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) operated by Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc. (POAH) view their mission as multifaceted. For starters, they want to reverse the trend of disinvestment in the city’s South Side and help usher in a new era of economic opportunity. Further still, they want to connect nearby residents with those same opportunities and set them on the path to economic ... Read more »

Juice Bar

Juice Bar Coming to 63rd/Cottage Grove Green Line Stop

 From DNAInfo: By Sam Cholke | June 24, 2015 5:50am @SamCholke TwitterFacebookEmailMore             Woodlawn resident Donald Grayson will open a juice bar in July on the northbound platform of the Cottage Grove Green Line stop.View Full Caption DNAinfo/Sam Cholke WOODLAWN — Fresh juice is coming to commuters at the Green Line Cottage Grove stop. Donald Grayson will open Liquids 1, a juice bar on the ... Read more »

Hayes Hotel

Baseball Legend Minnie Miñoso – a former Woodlawn resident reminisces

Orestes "Minnie" Miñoso, a black Cuban who broke the color bar in baseball when he joined the Chicago White Sox in 1951, passed away on March 1, 2015. Author and former Woodlawn resident Earl Ofari Hutchison reminisced in the Chicago Tribune about meeting Miñoso when he was ten years old: He lived part of the time at the all-black Hayes hotel, which was around the corner from my house. This was the one hotel that celebrated black athletes, entertainers and notables who came to Chicago back ... Read more »

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