New Home Construction

Breaking Ground is a leading builder of scattered-site affordable homes in Chicago. We build affordable single- and multi-family energy-efficient homes. Since 1996 we have built over 75 homes, comprising of nearly 100 total units.

Rebuilding Neighborhoods

Combatting Gentrification

Gentrification is the economic eviction of low-­income residents as their neighborhood develops. Over 50% of residents in the North Lawndale are renters. Breaking Ground gives people the opportunity to own a home in their own neighborhood

Providing Employment and Training Opportunities

Development Partners

Breaking Ground has worked on new home projects with the following partners:

  • Bethel New Life
  • Rebirth of Englewood
  • West Humboldt Park Development Corporation

Below is an interactive map of all the Breaking Ground homes has built:

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