Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation

Who We Are

For over 49 years, we have been a member based, nonprofit community development corporation working for the development of communities on the northwest side of Chicago, by and for the low and moderate-income people who live in these areas.

 
We enrich and protect the communities of West Town, Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Avondale and Hermosa through housing development and preservation, economic empowerment, and leadership development and organizing.
 
We are deeply dedicated to preserving the ethnic and cultural character of our neighborhoods, while improving the economic conditions of the community. We carry out our mission by:
 
  • Providing quality affordable housing
  • Struggling against gentrification and displacement
  • Promoting economic development by creating and preserving jobs
  • Advocating for additional resources
In all of our endeavors, we are committed to the principles of honesty, openness, democratic process, education, involvement and empowerment of community residents building self-worth, self-respect, and pride.

 

What We Do

Through mission-driven affordable housing development and preservation, property and asset management, economic development with a focus on jobs, comprehensive community building and grassroots leadership development, Bickerdike improves the quality of life for, and with, low and moderate income residents and the neighborhoods in which they live.

In 48 Years Bickerdike Has

  • Built or rehabbed 1,182 units of affordable housing in 259 buildings
  • Been the lead organization for the Humboldt Park New Communities Program (NCP)
  • Invested over $223 million dollars to date in our target communities.
  • Created over hundreds of local jobs each year through our subsidiary, Humboldt Construction as well as provided local residents with access to skilled job training and opportunities