Through the efforts of the Lugenia Burns Hope Center, with ICE’s consultation, Bronzeville residents have worked during the past 14 years to convince Chicago’s leaders to develop a pioneering program of affordable homeownership on their community’s hundreds of city-owned vacant lots.

RESULTS:

  • The group has assembled a development team that is poised to build the first phase of new affordable homes on thirteen such lots in the Bronzeville South community of Washington Park.

  • An award-winning documentary, “Blueprint for Bronzeville,” about Housing Bronzeville’s work has been viewed by more than 700 residents at the Gene Siskel Film Center, other mid-west film festivals, Chicago Public Libraries, Bronzeville’s Parkway Ballroom, and the Oakwood Shores Senior Center since it premiered on August 28, 2017 at Chicago’s Black Harvest Film Festival.