Claretian Associates of Chicago, IL
Claretian Associates' mission is to build community within the culturally diverse community of South Chicago by working with community leaders, residents and organizations to provide affordable housing and related services for low-and-moderate income people, build resident-based leadership, and serve as a catalyst in creating innovative solutions to improve the quality of life.
Claretian Associates reaches more than 2000 low- to moderate-income African-American and Latino families each year through housing placements, homeownership, financial literacy, rental assistance and referrals. Since 1991, we have built a web of relationships and activities that have affirmed our faith in the future of South Chicago. Continuing our housing development activities in a targeted 12-block area where we have created a total of 125 affordable homes and apartments, Claretian Associates has simultaneously worked with other community partners to undertake housing development projects and services that have enriched the lives of the entire Southeast Chicago area. In the process, we have transformed a geographic area into a community.