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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 more than a dozen 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 more than 2,000 homes in mixed-income buildings. Most notably, bolstered by a $30 million HUD Choice Neighborhoods Initiative grant, POAH has sparked the revitalization of the historic Woodlawn community. Employing a mix of new construction and renovation to create mixed-income, mixed-use communities. POAH has created new levels of community collaboration and coordinated partner-driven growth.

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POAH's work in Chicago

Watch this video to learn about our work in the City here

Fifth City Commons West Side

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson speaks at groundbreaking for Fifth City Commons. Read more


Woodlawn Social

Learn about our project that recently won backing from the City of Chicago read more