GNP Property Portfolio

We believe everyone should have a place to live at a price they can afford. As the North of Howard neighborhood has changed we have made a commitment to be good neighbors and to create a solid anchor to prevent the total displacement of low-income families. Most of the 550 people living in the ten buildings GNP owns and manages would have lost their housing if we were not partnering with one another.

Shelters and SRO
For many, the first step out of Homelessness is moving into our Shelter or the Jonquil Hotel, a SRO, or single room occupancy building which is set up similar in a dorm-style. Homeless women and children can join us at New Life Interim Housing, which is networked with Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services. From these residencies, each family creates a plan with specific steps that need to be taken each week to accomplish family goals, including long-term housing.

Rental Apartments
When families are ready to move from New Life or the Jonquil SRO, some have the opportunity to move to one of our studio, 1, 2, or 3-bedroom affordable rental apartments.

Cooperative Buildings
Most of our housing consists of our co-operatives, where families without enough income or positive credit history to buy a used car are able to begin buying their own house. Over the years we have found this to be our most effective investment to help people work out of poverty. We’ve been blessed to partner with over 160 families who came to us homeless, worked hard, built up equity in one of our co-ops, and used that equity as down payment to buy their own home.

The Jonquil Hotel

There are many SRO’s in Chicago, but the Jonquil stands out because of the Christian foundation that it stands upon. There is more freedom offered without as many rules and regulations set by other SRO’s because of the built-in community that watches out for one another. 

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We believe everyone should have a place to live at a price they can afford. As the North of Howard neighborhood has gentrified we have made a commitment to be good neighbors and to create a solid anchor to prevent the total displacement of low-income families.  

Phoenix Coop

Most of our housing consists of our co-operatives, where families without enough income or positive credit history to buy a used car are able to begin buying their own house. Over the years we have found this to be our most effective investment to help people work out of poverty. We’ve been blessed to partner with over 160 families who came to us homeless, worked hard, built up equity in one of our co-ops, and used that equity as down payment to buy their own home.