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Bickerdike was charged in its mission to redevelop West Town, Humboldt Park, Logan Square and Hermosa communities for the benefit of and control by the lower and moderate-income residents of those areas and began by developing affordable single family homes. While Bickerdike's mission has remained largely unchanged over the past 42 years, our work has evolved into a multifaceted approach to community development.
Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation is a member based, nonprofit community development corporation working for the redevelopment of communities on the northwest side of Chicago by and for the low and moderate-income people who live in these areas.
We enrich and protect the communities of West Town, Humboldt Park, Logan Square and Hermosa through housing development and preservation, economic empowerment, and leadership development and organizing.
We are deeply dedicated to preserving the ethnic and cultural character of our neighborhoods, while improving the economic conditions of the community. We carry out our mission by: providing quality affordable housing, struggling against gentrification and displacement, promoting economic development by creating and preserving jobs,and advocating for additional resources.
In all of our endeavors, we are committed to the principles of honesty, openness, democratic process, education, involvement and empowerment of community residents' self-worth, self-respect and pride.
- Christy Prahl
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