A Grandfamily Story

A grandmother raising her four grandchildren at Roseland Village Grandfamily Apartment is part of ‘Mercy Housing Lakefront’ annual video update. Hear how Roseland Village is stabilizing lives for Doris, Jacari, Jhaydon, Jaison, and Jonathon below:      Read More

LBBA Receives First Place Driehaus Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design

On Tuesday, the 21st Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA) recognized local developers, non-profits, and architects who have worked to improve communities through outstanding architectural contributions to Chicago neighborhoods. Awarding the best of the year’s neighborhood-focused developments, CNDA is a time to celebrate as well as reflect on the changing needs of our neighborhoods and how they are being met by the city’s robust... Read More

Register for GreenTown: The Future of Community

GreenTown: The Future of Community is an event designed to “connect the dots” between the public and private sector to create a stronger platform for common ground and building community. Over the past five years, GreenTown events have been hosted across the Midwest in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. GreenTown Chicago will be held this Wednesday and Thursday at the Student Center East at University of Illinois at Chicago. From healthy living... Read More

Heartland Housing Launches Health, Wellness Programs at Harvest Commons

/* Prev|Next 12345left right Heartland Housing introduced residents to many of the great services at Harvest Commons Apartments at the Midwinter Garden & Health Party. Harvest Commons offers residents the opportunity to volunteer in the onsite urban farm, with Heartland’s... Read More

LBBA Receives First Place and Third Place Driehaus Awards for Excellence in Community Design

Last week, the 20th Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA) recognized local developers, non-profits, and architects who have worked to improve communities through outstanding architectural contributions to Chicago neighborhoods. Awarding the best of the year’s neighborhood-focused developments, CNDA is a time to celebrate as well as reflect on the changing needs of our neighborhoods and how they are being met by the city’s robust... Read More

Affordable Housing Finance Selects Harvest Commons Apartments for 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards

Harvest Commons Apartments has been named one of the nation’s top developments  of 2012 and 2013 by Affordable Housing Finance. Thirty-four finalists were selected for the ninth annual Readers’ Choice Awards according to AHF’s assessment of several key characteristics, including adding to the affordable housing stock, neighborhood revitalization, innovative financing, and community support. Harvest Commons is one of four developments... Read More

First Planting at Harvest Commons’ Urban Farm

/* Prev|Next 12left right Last Friday marked the first planting of the urban farm at Harvest Commons Apartments. Volunteers from Heartland Alliance and Landon Bone Baker joined residents and their families to plant rows of seedling tomatoes and peppers, along with turnip, squash, beet, radish, mustard greens, kale, amaranth, pole beans, and other seeds. Sprouted potatoes will be planted later in... Read More

Lunch Talks@CAF Features Harvest Commons Apartments

LBBA’s Jeff Bone will present Harvest Commons Apartments tomorrow during the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s weekly lunchtime program, Lunch Talks@CAF. “Preservation and Adaptive Reuse of the Viceroy Hotel” is the final feature under CAF’s month-long theme: “Preserving the Past/Making it New.” Join Jeff and Hume An, Director of Real Estate Development at Heartland Housing, as they discuss the transformation... Read More

Mayor Emanuel Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of Harvest Commons Apartments as Part of Eisenhower Corridor ‘Neighborhoods Now’ Developments

/* Prev|Next 1leftright Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Near West Side community leaders and site developers today for the formal re-opening of the $22.3 million Harvest Commons Apartments, a designated City landmark that was converted into 89 low-income studios with on-site social services. Harvest Commons Apartments, formerly known as the Viceroy Hotel, was redeveloped during the last year by Heartland Housing in conjunction... Read More

Chicken Coop Research for the Viceroy SRO

/* Prev|Next 123left right LBBA is working with Heartland Housing to develop a chicken coop scheme for the garden at the Viceroy SRO. As part of the project’s urban agriculture and resident engagement program, Heartland would like to raise 8-20 hens on site for egg production and farm-to-table training. We met with Jennifer Murtoff, urban chicken consultant,... Read More