Elizabeth and Michelle volunteer at The Kilpatrick Renaissance garden

Elizabeth and Michelle returned to The Kilpatrick Renaissance to volunteer with Renaissance Social Services and the Kilpatrick Garden Club for a Community Garden Beautification Day. They spent the day preparing the garden for senior residents and community members to later plant their desired fruits, veggies, and flowers, as well as helping some of the residents realize their garden plot…

WJW visits Detroit!

Following the successful trip to the Rural Studio made by members of the WJW staff last year, a second group traveled to Detroit to explore various revitalization efforts within the city limits. The four-day excursion included a guided walking tour of the downtown area and its many historic buildings, visits to the Michigan Urban Farming…

Grand Opening of Silver Birch of Terre Haute

Michelle and Jacquie recently traveled down to Terre Haute, Indiana to celebrate Silver Birch of Terre Haute’s Grand Opening. The three-story residential care facility features 119 individual studio and one-bedroom units, along with a variety of amenities designed to promote independence and dignity for seniors of all financial means. Community amenities include a central dining…

Metro Landing of Swansea receives 2019 Wyvetter H. Younge Award

Fresh off the grand opening for the project, Metro Landing of Swansea received the 2019 Wyvetter H. Younge Award, which recognizes champions in affordable housing. The award was presented at this year’s Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing, co-hosted by IHC and IHDA. The award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding affordable housing developments…

WJW receives Hands on Partner award from Territory NFP

Several members of WJW and their guests recently attended the Build Territory event, an after-work gathering and fundraiser to support Territory’s urban design program for Chicago teens. In addition to co-sponsoring this event, WJW was also honored to receive a Hands on Partner award from Territory in recognition of our collaboration and involvement with this non-profit organization!…

Grand Opening of Metro Landing of Swansea

Mike recently attended the grand opening of Metro Landing of Swansea, a new transit-oriented development that provides affordable housing for independent seniors. This three-story apartment building consists of 62 one and two-bedroom dwelling units, with common areas such as a living room, community room, library, computer area, fitness room, and laundry facilities. Located immediately adjacent…

Todd presents at 2019 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing

Representing WJW as a featured panelist, Todd presented in the Adaptive Reuse for Revitalization session at this year’s Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing. Moderated by Alan Quick of IHDA, the panel focused on how adaptive reuse developments can be repurposed for housing to revitalize communities. Many communities are burdened with dilapidated or underutilized existing…