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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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Woodlawn Station Honored with Affordable Housing Award From National Coalition Read more here

Residents and Woodlawn station

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

Chicago video overview

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!