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our mission

Mission-Driven Work

Bickerdike works with our residents, other organizations and key stakeholders who share our vision that the community should control its own destiny.

We carry out our Mission by

  • Providing high-quality affordable housing
  • Confronting gentrification and displacement
  • Promoting economic development by creating and preserving jobs
  • Advocating for the equitable allocation of resources

Are you looking for housing?

Bickerdike Apartments provides quality property management services to our 1,194 apartments, providing high-quality housing to over 3,000 residents

Our resources

Find Resources & Information

In addition to housing, Bickerdike works with local partners and government to provide our residents and the community with vital resources.

Bickerdike residents can learn more about our policies, procedures and programs.

Our Impact since 1967

Our properties bring new life to corridors of Chicago from which other investment has evaporated, where foreclosure and abandonment threaten neighborhoods, and where local residents face housing instability.

Upcoming Projects

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Invested more than
$600 million

Developed 2,267 rental and for-sale homes

Manage 1,194
apartments in 140 buildings

Over 400 members

Become a Member of Bickerdike

Bickerdike’s membership connects individuals in the communities we serve to the work that we do. Members make up our largest decision-making body, elect our board of directors, and have the opportunity to guide our direction.

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