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After almost a year of work, on Friday, May 15 Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation hosted an unveiling of the There’s No Place Like Home mural broadcast through Facebook and Instagram Live. (view video here) 

Bickerdike is working on our newest preservation project, Victory Apartments, a Project-Based Section 8 development consisting of 107 affordable units in 9 vintage, multi-family buildings in the Humboldt Park and West Town communities. In 1990, Bickerdike completed the initial rehabilitation of the buildings. The project was the culmination of an intensive organizing campaign to push […]

Ten Bickerdike staff and family, most of whom aren’t runners, woke up early on a rainy Saturday to support the inaugural Humboldt Park 5k. They made up just a fraction of a total of 478 other runners and walkers.

Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation won citywide recognition on February 17th for preserving and improving affordable rental units in Humboldt Park’s 1704 N. Humboldt Building at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago’s 21st Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA), the city’s premier forum for recognition of development projects.

With Bickerdike serving as the lead agency and representation from a wide variety of organizations serving the Humboldt Park community, the Humboldt Park New Communities Program (NCP) Task Force meets quarterly to discuss and work on issues affecting the community.

Although green amenities are usually associated with luxury housing, Rosa Parks Apartments is showing that affordable housing and environmental sustainability can go hand in hand.

Some would argue that elected and appointed government officials don’t attend community-based events unless it is in response to a tragic event involving media presence. However, on March 25th, 2014, police commanders (14th, 12th, and 11th district), city alderman (1st, 26th, 27th wards), and CPS officials all proactively met, without the presence of the media, […]

Blog and blogging are relatively new terms in our lexicon. It wasn’t until 1997 that the original term, weblog was coined, and 1999 when it was shortened to blog. In its early years, the term had negative connotations. Back then, the term blogger conjured up an image of someone sitting in their basement in front […]