A Martin Luther King Jr. Day message from Greenlining Realty USA founder, Lamell McMorris

In March of 1968, Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. gave a powerful speech on "the other America" describing 2 separate and distinct American experiences: one for folks who were thriving, knocking at the doors of opportunity and plenty, and one for those shut out of the country's prosperity, plagued by "inadequate, substandard and often dilapidated housing conditions and substandard, inferior quality-less schools." He went on to describe what he saw as the only pathway to genuine equality: economic equality. He said,  "For we know that it isn't enough to integrate lunch counters. What does it profit a man to be able to eat at an integrated lunch counter if he doesn't earn enough money to buy a hamburger and a cup of coffee?"

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Ryan Tippery
Young Black Families Move Back To Woodlawn, Reversing Exodus

As the University of Chicago invests in the neighborhoods surrounding the campus, Woodlawn has seen an influx of young Black residents that see value in a once-dying community.

“Woodlawn is growing for the first time in more than 15 years and is now outpacing Hyde Park as young African-American families return to the neighborhood.”

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Ryan Tippery
Groundbreaking: Trianon Lofts will be POAH's first mostly market rate rentals in Chicago

The Trianon Lofts are market-rate rentals being developed in Woodlawn to expand housing options for lower-middle class Chicagoans.

“...the involvement and partnership of neighborhood organizations, government agencies, financial and educational institutions, civic leaders, developers and the community. Woodlawn is a perfect example of how distressed urban neighborhoods can be re-designed to become communities of choice”

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Ryan Tippery