Blue Sky Meadows achieves LEED for Homes certification with a silver rating

Blue Sky Meadows, a 40-unit, affordable housing development in Havana, Illinois, received LEED for Homes Certification with a silver rating. Included in the certification was achieving Energy Star of New Homes certification. The homes employ green features such as as energy efficient appliances, high efficiency furnaces and cooling systems, water conserving plumbing fixtures, and use…

Country Lane Apartments Groundbreaking

A groundbreaking ceremony was held recently for Country Lane Apartments. Todd and Michelle joined many others, including City of Sterling Mayor Skip Lee, and Ward 4 Alderman Joe Martin, at the ceremony. Country Lane Apartments will consist of new construction of forty-eight affordable dwelling units of family housing in the heart of Sterling, Illinois. Located…

2012 Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing

Todd and Diane recently attended the 2012 Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing at Navy Pier in Chicago. Todd was one of four panelists on a panel called “Financing Alternative Energy Technologies.” Titled “Energy-Efficient, Cost-Effective,” Todd covered two categories of energy savings that can be pursued in new construction or renovation projects, as well as incentives…

Hope Manor Mural

We recently snapped a photo of a mural at Hope Manor Apartment in East Garfield Park. Hope Manor Apartments provides safe, affordable housing for veterans in addition to educational, employment, medical, and social services. The project finishes as we begin work on Hope Manor II Apartments in Englewood.

Hope Manor Apartments on CBS.com

Mike was interviewed for two recent features produced by CBS highlighting Hope Manor Apartments. WJA has been proud to partner with Volunteers of America Illinois in the development of Hope Manor Apartments in the 27th Ward of Chicago. Hope Manor Apartments will provide housing and extensive support services for more than 80 veterans a year.