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Mayor Lori Lightfoot, city leaders launch Reclaiming Communities Campaign for minority communities

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Housing announced the Reclaiming Communities Campaign in North Lawndale Monday morning.

Vacant, City-Owned Land In North Lawndale Could Soon See Hundreds Of Homes

Hundreds of long-vacant lots in Chicago's North Lawndale neightborhood could soon have new affordable, single-family homes built on them.

Hundreds Of Homes To Be Built For Working-Class Families On West Side Vacant Lots: ‘How Do We Create Wealth For People Of Color?’

NORTH LAWNDALE — The city announced Monday it’s selling 250 vacant West Side lots to a community-led campaign that plans to build affordable homes with the help of city, state and private investment.

City chips in to build 250 new homes in North Lawndale

Chicago will sell vacant lots for $1 each to a joint venture that will build 250 single-family homes in the West Side neighborhood.

City of Chicago announces plans to increase home ownership

CHICAGO — The City of Chicago is looking to cut crime by increasing home ownership, and Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled a new program Monday aimed at doing just that.


These Chicago residents are trying to revitalize their neighborhood without gentrification

For decades, North Lawndale has been slipping into weedy neglect.In 1966, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. moved his wife and four children into a dilapidated apartment here to highlight housing inequalities in Northern cities.

At Oak Park meeting United Power asks Quinn for commitments on gun violence and affordable housing

Gov. Quinn paid a visit to Ascension Church Sunday afternoon for a United Power for Action and Justice (UPAJ) meeting that packed the church with more than 800 people. Ascension hasn't been that full since Midnight Mass, which, as it happens, was the last time Quinn visited Ascension, so he's used to standing room only in church.