West Side Chicago Welcomes New Affordable Housing
Harvest Homes will offer 36 two-, three- and four-bedroom units located at one contiguous site in East Garfield, Chicago. The total development cost was $12 million.
By Roxana Baiceanu
Harvest Homes, an affordable housing community project co-developed by People’s Community Development Association of Chicago (PCDAC) and The NHP Foundation (NHPF), is open. Development work started in 2015 and cost $12 million.
The funding came from a variety of private and public sources such as the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Economic Development, the State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, the Chicago Community Loan Fund, Enterprise Community Investment Inc. and NHFP.
Harvest Homes will offer 36 two-, three- and four-bedroom units to low and moderate-income residents. The units feature energy-efficient appliances and washer and dryer hook ups designed to comply with the City of Chicago Green Homes program. Property amenities include a central courtyard with a paved commons court, off-street parking for each tenant, and seating and playground areas.
The contiguous site housing the three buildings making up the community is located at 318-322 S. St. Louis Ave. in East Garfield, Chicago.
“The East Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago is a remarkable component of the revitalization of Chicago’s West Side. Replacing vacant lots with safe, quality housing not only attracts new residents, but strengthens the sense of community in the neighborhood as well. With quick access to the Garfield Park Conservatory and expressway, the neighborhood is becoming an attractive place to relocate for those seeking affordable housing in Chicago,” said NHPF President & CEO Richard Burns, in prepared remarks.
Rendering courtesy of NAI Architects