Lawndale Christian Development Corporation
3843 W. Ogden Ave. Chicago, IL 60623
(773) 762-8889 phone
(773) 762-8893 fax
To bring holistic revitalization to the lives and environments of residents through economic empowerment, housing improvement, educational enrichment and community advocacy.
Vision for the future
To be a developer and manager of community-enhancing residential and commercial properties; a partner for educational excellence; and a catalyst for community revitalization in North Lawndale.
Accomplishments to date
During the past 12 years, LCDC has brought more than $32 million in redevelopment projects to North Lawndale.
These projects have included $9 million in infrastructure improvements; 24 single-family homes, 34 condominiums and 130 apartment units for low-income families; and the $3.4 million Jubilee Family Resource Center, a childcare facility that serves 220 children and employs 50 people.
Current affordable housing initiatives will bring an additional $29 million in development to the community during the next two to three years.
LCDC's 42-computer, state-of-the-art Technology Center provides critical technology access and training to youth and adults in Lawndale.
LCDC is a founding member of United Power for Action and Justice, a coalition of more than 300 churches, mosques, synagogues, labor unions, hospitals, business and civic groups from across the Chicago region. The coalition has produced 100 affordable new construction homes -- the Ezra Community Homes -- in North Lawndale.
LCDC and its leadership have received awards from the Microsoft Corporation, Ford Foundation, Leadership Greater Chicago, Fannie Mae Foundation, Chicago Rehab Network, and LISC, which named it the first recipient of the Community Builder of the Year Award in 2001.
To download the entire North Lawndale NCP quality of life plan, click here, or for a summary, click here .