Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation


We are proud to announce the forthcoming recapitalization and rehab of our award winning West Town Housing Partners Phase I and Phase II housing developments.  Bickerdike is a mission driven not for profit and core to our mission is community development by and for the benefits of low and moderate income residents and our work against gentrification and displacement.  We are in the business of providing quality affordable housing and our mission drives the revitalization of these two developments. Read more »

Public safety is a concern for many of us and a top priority for Bickerdike. One of the ways that we can ensure that our neighborhoods are safe is to be informed and engaged, and attendance at our local beat meetings is one way to do that. Read more »

Please consider giving a donation to Bickerdike this year.

#GivingTuesday is the perfect opportunity and annual reminder to donate, but remember: we accept donations any day of the year! Read more »

The first of 13 buildings has been completed and tenants have moved in, so it’s time to celebrate the opening of our Nelson Mandela Apartments! Read more »

Bickerdike staff watched the weather obsessively during the week before Saturday’s BBQ hoping that the wind and rain wouldn’t make a comeback from last year’s event. Luckily, the threats of storms were no match for their will as the sun shone brightly on the event.
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It’s almost time for our 2nd Annual End of Summer Membership BBQ! bbqinvitation 2016

Though the rainy and windy weather didn’t cooperate for last year’s inaugural event, a dedicated group of members and staff came out to get to know each other and enjoy food, fun and games!

Our goal remains getting to know our members on a more social level and introducing our work to more neighbors. Informed and engaged members help to guide the work we do throughout the year. They also vote on important issues and in the election of our board members during our Annual Membership Meeting, which will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016.

If you’re a member, you can RSVP online here (you must log in).

If you’re not a member, there’s still time to submit a membership application. Click here for info.


Oh behalf of our residents, members, Board of Directors, and staff, we express our sincerest gratitude to Bank of America for its grant of $25,000 in support of our 2016 Affordable Housing bofa2016Preservation and Restoration Initiative. This investment will have a significant impact on our work this year namely our new 72-unit Nelson Mandela Apartments in west Humboldt Park, the rehabilitation and preservation of hundreds of older units in our vast housing portfolio across our five target community areas, and our ongoing community engagement and organizing efforts.


Join us on Saturday, June 25th as Bickerdike residents, staff and members come together to talk the 31st Annual Hunger Walk in support of La Casa Norte‘s work to end hunger in our communities! Read more »

Bickerdike Apartments is opening its project-based Section 8 waiting list. All of our project-based Section 8 properties are located in the West Town, Humboldt Park and Logan Square communities and include townhomes and multi-family buildings. Unit sizes include 3 bedrooms and 4 bedrooms. All of our project-based Section 8 units are rented in accordance with Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) guidelines. The photos shown via the property’s link are a sampling of building types: 1704 N. Humboldt Building, Victory ApartmentsWest Town Phase I, and West Town Phase II. Read more »

On May 10th, Bickerdike had the honor of hosting a group of our community neighbors for dinner and discussion as part of The Chicago Community Trust’s On The Table initiative.  Now in its third year, On The Table is an annual city-wide event wherein people are encourage to invite small groups to come together, share a meal, and discuss a variety of topics such as community development, philanthropy, and racism to name just a few. Read more »