The Foundation for Homan Square strives to sustain an environment that helps students and families live their best lives through quality educational, recreational, healthcare and family support services, while instilling the desire to dream big and the skills to maximize success.

A New Strategic Direction

The Foundation for Homan Square serves as an umbrella organization over a tapestry of community resources in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood. With K-12 educational facilities, an active and robust community center, and a literal tower of nonprofit amenities — as well as hundreds of units of nearby affordable housing — our community is thriving and ready for the next stage of development.

In close collaboration with community members — and with leadership from our Community Advisory Council and Homan Square Leadership Council — we have developed several key goals:

  • Explore opportunities for development within an expanded Homan Square footprint;
  • Develop quality housing across the spectrum of affordability;
  • Develop mixed-use and commercial projects that provide space for community programming and local businesses; and
  • Inspire potential investment in specific projects within the larger Plan.

Download our Strategic Development Plan to learn more:

Latest News

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