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Lathrop Community Partners Reopens Waitlist For Affordable Housing Unprecedented Mixed-Income Community

Lathrop Community Partners today announced that the waitlist for affordable apartments in the iconic Lathrop development has reopened. The waitlist for new, modern affordable apartments on the 34-acre site bordered by the Chicago River, situated between the Bucktown and Roscoe Village neighborhoods, will accept new applicants to be added to the waitlist in the order that they are received. The waitlist will continue to be used for both vacancies and future phases of affordable apartments at Lathrop.

“We are excited to continue welcoming new residents to Lathrop,” says Curt Bailey, President of Related Midwest. “Related is proud to bring quality affordable housing to this vibrant and diverse community where families can enjoy open green space and a number of fun, engaging amenities for all ages.”

Lathrop residents have access to more than 17 acres of open space on the property. This includes a scenic landscaped riverfront including a half-mile pedestrian riverwalk with pathways, bridges, kayak launch and native plantings; a two-acre Great Lawn with connection from Clybourn Avenue to the riverfront; an updated Elizabeth Wood Park featuring a new play lot; and a dog park.

The units all feature stainless steel appliances, quartz kitchen countertops, in-unit washer and dryer and plank flooring. The scenery outside the buildings, including an iconic swath of green space known as the Great Lawn, has been fully rehabilitated and updated by landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh & Associates, known for their work on Maggie Daley Park and The 606 trail. Each residence, regardless of the resident’s income contains identical features and finishes, all reflecting modern designs.

Lathrop is the result of a partnership between Lathrop Community Partners and the Chicago Housing Authority to produce a mixed-use development with housing that is affordable to families across a broad income spectrum. The City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development is also a key partner.

Lathrop includes 1,116 rental apartments, with 494 units leased at market rates, 222 offered to working families that meet affordable housing guidelines, and 400 reserved for CHA households. Lathrop also includes apartments for public housing residents already on CHA's public housing waitlist. Please contact Chicago Housing Authority at [] for more information.

Applications can be picked up at the management office located at 2000 W. Diversey Parkway between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday - Tuesday and Thursday - Friday and 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Wednesday. All completed applications received will be logged in order of date and time stamped. A $35 application fee for every household member 18 years of age and older must be submitted with completed application. For more information, visit [].