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NHS Shines at 79th Street Renaissance Festival

NHS Auburn Gresham co-hosted the 79th Street Renaissance Festival’s first Housing Pavilion, which was decorated with photos of available properties located within the Auburn Gresham and Englewood MMRPs. MLS-listed properties were also displayed on the pavilion tables along with housing resources that included rental and purchase information.


Our North Lawndale office has a new home!

Our North Lawndale office has relocated to the John D. & Alexandra C. Nichols Tower at Homan Square. Come visit us at:

906 South Homan Avenue, 4th Floor Chicago, IL 60624

Our new North Lawndale office will offer all of the same homeownership tools you have come to expect from NHS, including:

  • Quality homeownership education & counseling
  • Affordable, fixed-rate loans through Neighborhood Lending Services
  • Confidential foreclosure prevention counseling

For more information, call us at (773)522-4637.

Share your story of why you give to NHS!

Over the years, we've shared countless stories of clients whose lives have been made better by the work we do at NHS. And, of course, we know that none of that work would be possible without your continued support. But now it's your turn to tell us a story. We want to know why you give to NHS. Write down why you give to NHS, take a photo of yourself with your reason and share it with us on social media. You can share it on our Facebook wall at, you can Tweet it to us at@NHSChicago or you can share it with us on Instagram at NHSChicago. Make sure that you use the hashtag #WhyIGive2NHS. We'll be sharing our favorites over the next few weeks.

Even Rain Can’t Dampen Spirits of NeighborWorks Day Volunteers

Despite the rain, close to 600 paintbrush-and shovel-yielding corporate, community and government volunteers 'dug in' to plant flowers and bushes, spruce up vacant lots, paint picket fences and classrooms, and beautify Chicago and Elgin neighborhoods during NHS' 23rd Annual NeighborWorks Day, June 5.  A special thanks to our wonderful sponsors, including lead sponsoring agency State Farm Insurance Companies. Other sponsors included: Enterprise, MB Financial, Travelers, and U.S. Bank. More...

NHS and Chicago Botanic Garden Host Open House for the Green Youth Farm in North Lawndale

The Green Youth Farm is a result of the partnership between the Chicago Botanic Garden and Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago.  In 2001, NHS’ North Lawndale office worked with NeighborSpace to have the vacant city-owned lots adjacent to the neighborhood office secured to create an attractive green space. In 2003, the Chicago Botanic Garden approached NHS with the Green Youth Farm concept to utilize this vacant lot. More...

NHS of Chicago receives $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

The Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative® is a unique partnership between: NHS, the City of Chicago, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, National Trust for Historic Preservation, neighborhood residents, architecture and historic preservation organizations, and academic institutions aimed at preserving, restoring, and modernizing the city's Greystone residential buildings. The Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative® is founded on the belief that preservation of these homes can help restore pride in neighborhoods, celebrate a unique architectural gem, and spur additional revitalization based upon a community's heritage and culture.


NHS of Chicago receives Good Neighbor Award for Roseland Place Senior Apartments

The Good Neighbor Award showcases ground-breaking new and newly rehabbed or redeveloped properties in the Chicago metropolitan region that have increased economic vibrancy in the neighborhoods and bolstered local pride.  Many winning properties offer unique amenities and facilities, and take exceptional care to ensure the property blends in with or otherwise compliments the surrounding streetscapes. More...

NHS unveils new Contract Buyers League Exhibit

The Contract Buyers League (CBL) was a collective of African-American Chicago homeowners originating in North Lawndale who, in the late 1960s, protested the exploitative sale of homes to blacks through usurious contract selling. To commemorate this amazing group and their story, NHS VISTA John Wolf developed narrative content and graphics for 14 display panels that NHS unveiled at the Homan Square Community Center in North Lawndale on Thursday, July 16.