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The Burnham’s Affordable Senior Housing Helps Revitalize Chicago’s Woodlawn Neighborhood

November 22, 2016

Woodlawn Park is a multiphased, mixed-use, mixed-income revitalization project being developed in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago, and The Burnham at Woodlawn Park is the most recently completed residential phase of the project. Along with the other phases of Woodlawn Park, the 65-unit apartment building for low-income seniors was developed by the national nonprofit Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) using a $30.5 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant awarded by HUD in 2011.

Replacing Grove Parc Plaza Apartments, a distressed Section 8 development constructed in the 1960s, Woodlawn Park is one of several redevelopment efforts in the neighborhood attempting to reverse its concentrated poverty, 

read article in HUD's online magazine Edge