Clark-Estes Apartments achieves Enterprise Green Communities Certification

Clark-Estes Apartments has earned an Enterprise Green Communities certification! Enterprise Green Communities is the nation’s only national green building program designed explicitly for green affordable housing construction, demonstrating a holistic approach to green affordable housing. To achieve certification, all projects must reach required mandatory standards within categories of Integrative Design, Location + Neighborhood Fabric, Site…

Grand Opening of Hope Manor Village

Mike and John M. recently attended the official grand opening for Volunteers of America’s Hope Manor Village, a new development that will bring 36 affordable two-bedroom apartments to the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. The apartments will consist of a mix of 12 two-flat and four three-flat buildings on 16 vacant lots, all of which have…

Groundbreaking for East Bluff Community Homes

Broadcast online in a live-streamed event, a virtual groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for East Bluff Community Homes in Peoria, Illinois. Developed by East Bluff-based Peoria Opportunities Foundation not-for-profit, the project will bring 20 single-family homes and five duplex rentals to vacant lots across several blocks, providing 30 units of quality, affordable housing to the East Bluff…

Marycrest Village achieves NGBS Gold Certification!

Marycrest Village renovation recently earned 2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Gold Certification. The project was a moderate rehabilitation of an existing three-story, 56-unit independent seniors affordable housing building in Joliet, IL, and was completed in November 2019. The project received tax credits from the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA). Renovations included new finishes throughout…

Heidi serves as panel moderator at 2020 Illinois Affordable Housing Forum

Heidi recently represented WJW as the moderator for the Achievements in Design and Construction panel at this year’s Illinois Affordable Housing Forum, hosted by the Illinois Housing Council. Focused on new achievements in design and construction of affordable housing, the conversation touched on the challenges in balancing the desires to create housing that is healthy, resilient, and achieves…