City Keeps Turning Down Bronzeville Residents' Bids To Buy And Spruce Up Vacant Lots On Their BlockTammy Winchester said she and neighbors have spent their own money to clean the lots for years, but instead of complaining all that time, “we’ve tried to buy these lots and we’ve been denied.”
Vacant City-Owned Lots Become Frustrating Eyesores For Neighbors; 'It Devalues Your Property'City records showed 311 fielded more than 100 complaints about vacant lots owned by the city in 2018, ranging from trash and debris to high weeds.
Growing A Community's Future, One Flower At A Time"It takes teamwork to maintain a garden. It's like a baby. It takes a family, it takes a community to build. So that's what we're trying to do."
New Housing Plan In Communities Still Recovering From Great RecessionTen years after the housing crisis, the city of Chicago is pumping millions into a new affordable housing program.
Chicago's Large Lots Program Offers Vacant Lots For $1The $1 lots are part of the city’s Large Lots Program, where people living on the block can buy vacant lots, provided they’ve paid all of their city bills.
City Expands $1 Vacant Lot Purchase ProgramThe program offers vacant lots to homeowners and community groups for $1 per lot. Applicants can use the lots to expand existing yards, or even build a new home or addition.
City To Sell Vacant Lots In Englewood For $1Applicants must own property on the same block, be current on tax payments and can't have other unpaid financial obligations to the city.