Voice of the People Uptown Chicago

Voice of the People Uptown Chicago The organization seeks to give voice and provide opportunities to low-income and working class people in Uptown with affordable housing, owner and resident services.
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Founded fifty years ago as a response to massive displacement in the Uptown Community, Voice of the People has remained committed to development without displacement for low-income and working class people. The organization has acquired and sold homes, developed affordable leased housing directly and with partners, and engaged residents in a range of services. Services have included property management, after-school programs for youth, collaboration and advocacy efforts to connect residents with services, preservation and creation of affordable housing by other owners, and engagement of residents in planning and programming to sustain Uptown as a great, mixed income community for the next fifty years. READ MORE about our programs: http://www.vophousing.com/our-programs/

Founded fifty years ago as a response to massive displacement in the Uptown Community, Voice of the People has remained committed to development without displacement for low-income and working class people. The organization has acquired and sold homes, developed affordable leased housing directly and with partners, and engaged residents in a range of services. Services have included property management, after-school programs for youth, collaboration and advocacy efforts to connect residents with services, preservation and creation of affordable housing by other owners, and engagement of residents in planning and programming to sustain Uptown as a great, mixed income community for the next fifty years. READ MORE about our programs: http://www.vophousing.com/our-programs/

Mission: To empower low-income people through participation in affordable housing development and preservation efforts, property management and community services -- improving the quality of life for Voice residents and their neighbors in a great, sustainable and mixed-income Uptown community.

Operating as usual

The last 3 Saturdays Resident Services has been doing grab and go events at some of the Voice buildings. There will be 2...
12/19/2020

The last 3 Saturdays Resident Services has been doing grab and go events at some of the Voice buildings. There will be 2 more in January.

- We've done outreach to 148 households out of 214.
- We have distributed over 60 tote bags with craft kits & other goodies.
- And, within a week we wrapped 90 gifts & have distributed over 50 of them to kids in the buildings.(More to be distributed from at the office Mon. & Tues.)

A huge thank you to our wonderful resident leaders for volunteering their time! And, to our two awesome interns! We couldn't do this work without your amazing support.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Voice! Stay safe and warm this season.

FREE Food, Hot Meals, and Health CFREE Food, Hot Meals, and Health Care Products Saturday, Dec. 19th.are Products Saturd...
12/13/2020

FREE Food, Hot Meals, and Health CFREE Food, Hot Meals, and Health Care Products Saturday, Dec. 19th.are Products Saturday, Dec. 19th.

Drive-up OR Walk-up to get toys, coats, and gloves for kids Dec. 19th!
12/13/2020

Drive-up OR Walk-up to get toys, coats, and gloves for kids Dec. 19th!

Drive-up Toy Giveaway Dec. 20th!
12/12/2020

Drive-up Toy Giveaway Dec. 20th!

TOY Give-Aways across the City Dec. 19th!
12/12/2020

TOY Give-Aways across the City Dec. 19th!

Do YOU believe Affordable Housing is a Human Right? Support Voice's work as part of #GivingTuesday at UptownVoice.org/Gi...
12/02/2020

Do YOU believe Affordable Housing is a Human Right?
Support Voice's work as part of #GivingTuesday at UptownVoice.org/GivingTuesday2020

12/01/2020
Roots of Voice Sweet Home Uptown

It is the Season of Giving and we are so appreciative of all of the support and dedication folks have given to Voice over the past 50+ years! As we embark on the next 50, we hope that you consider making a donation today #GivingTuesday.

Visit UptownVoice.org/GivingTuesday2020 to found out other ways you can give as part of the Voice family.

At Voice of the People's 50th Anniversary, Sweet Home Uptown, former staff, leaders, second and third generation residents of affordable housing share their ...

There is an alarming unmet need of affordable housing in the Uptown community. That is why Voice is utilizing its 50+ ye...
12/01/2020

There is an alarming unmet need of affordable housing in the Uptown community. That is why Voice is utilizing its 50+ years of managing affordable housing to help develop creative solutions to sustaining affordability. What are ways you can help? #CallToAction #GivingTuesday

Learn more at UptownVoice.org/GivingTuesday2020

This #CyberMonday get the same great deals and donate to your favorite charity!  Just go to AmazonSmile.com, sign in to ...
11/30/2020

This #CyberMonday get the same great deals and donate to your favorite charity! Just go to AmazonSmile.com, sign in to your account and choose to donate to VOICE OF THE PEOPLE IN UPTOWN INC.

Learn more ways to donate this #GivingTuesday at our website UptownVoice.org/GivingTuesday2020

11/25/2020
Voice Resident - Raven Roberts

In this Voice Resident profile hear from third-generation leader, Raven Roberts, with a story of thanksgiving for affordable housing in Uptown.

Be a part of the Voice story this #GivingTuesday on Dec. 1st. Learn more here: UptownVoice.org/GivingTuesday2020

The homes Voice provides helps to keep our families happy and healthy. What other ways does quality affordable housing i...
11/25/2020

The homes Voice provides helps to keep our families happy and healthy. What other ways does quality affordable housing improve public health? And, what can you do to help? #CallToAction #GivingTuesday

To learn more about Voice's work follow this link: UptownVoice.org/GivingTuesday2020

Join Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing this evening for their Facebook Live event and learn more about the changes t...
11/24/2020

Join Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing this evening for their Facebook Live event and learn more about the changes to the COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium for IL.

Creating and sustaining affordable housing takes efforts from everyone in the community, including smaller property owne...
11/24/2020

Creating and sustaining affordable housing takes efforts from everyone in the community, including smaller property owners. Donate today at UptownVoice.org/GivingTuesday2020 and be a part of Voice's future in maintaining an affordable, diverse Uptown. #VoiceOfTheFuture #GivingTuesday

Join Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing tomorrow evening for their Facebook Live event and learn more about the chang...
11/23/2020

Join Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing tomorrow evening for their Facebook Live event and learn more about the changes to the COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium for IL.

#TBT Voice made history with the purchase of Lakeview Tours - a 500 unit building in Uptown! Will you be part in writing...
11/20/2020

#TBT Voice made history with the purchase of Lakeview Tours - a 500 unit building in Uptown! Will you be part in writing Voice's future? #GivingTuesday UptownVoice.org/GivingTuesday2020

This Holiday season your donation can help families feel at home! #GivingTuesday #YourDonation #SafeAtHome
11/18/2020

This Holiday season your donation can help families feel at home!
#GivingTuesday #YourDonation #SafeAtHome

What will you do to help our youth succeed? #CallToAction #GivingTuesdayCheck out ways you can make a difference at buff...
11/16/2020

What will you do to help our youth succeed? #CallToAction #GivingTuesday
Check out ways you can make a difference at buff.ly/3kY4Qfx

#TBT Voice has been making history for over 50 years! What will you do to join us in the next fifty? #GivingTuesday Chec...
11/12/2020

#TBT Voice has been making history for over 50 years! What will you do to join us in the next fifty? #GivingTuesday

Check out our website for more information UptownVoice.org/GivingTuesday2020

#GivingTuesday is just around the corner, and your donation can go a long way thanks to our partner Chicago Furniture Ba...
11/10/2020

#GivingTuesday is just around the corner, and your donation can go a long way thanks to our partner Chicago Furniture Bank. To make a donation to help furnish Voice homes, please visit UptownVoice.org/GivingTuesday2020.

#TBT #GivingTuesday What are ways you can help preserve affordable housing in reinvesting communities, like Uptown? Find...
11/05/2020

#TBT #GivingTuesday What are ways you can help preserve affordable housing in reinvesting communities, like Uptown? Find out more at buff.ly/3kY4Qfx

We cannot believe that Dec 1st is just around the corner! Keep an eye out this month for ways that you can support Voice...
11/04/2020
What is #GivingTuesday?

We cannot believe that Dec 1st is just around the corner! Keep an eye out this month for ways that you can support Voice's mission of a diverse, affordable Uptown this #GivingTuesday.

In the meantime learn more at our website at UptownVoice.org/GivingTuesday2020

Move over Black Friday and Cyber Monday - here comes #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday is a worldwide effort to get people to donate to their favorite charity o...

Timeline Photos
10/23/2020

Timeline Photos

FREE Flu Shots and COVID-19 Tests here in Uptown this Saturday!  Please share and spread the word (not germs).
10/23/2020

FREE Flu Shots and COVID-19 Tests here in Uptown this Saturday! Please share and spread the word (not germs).

This week's Resident Newsletter is JAM PACKED with info you should check out. Free Flu Shots, COVID Tests, and MORE!
10/23/2020

This week's Resident Newsletter is JAM PACKED with info you should check out. Free Flu Shots, COVID Tests, and MORE!

Today is the last day to be counted in the 2020 census. Have you been counted? Let us know in the comments! Click here f...
10/16/2020

Today is the last day to be counted in the 2020 census. Have you been counted? Let us know in the comments!

Click here for more information on why its important to participate and how to complete the census: https://mailchi.mp/uptownvoice.org/2020-census

Voice of the People Uptown Chicago's cover photo
10/09/2020

Voice of the People Uptown Chicago's cover photo

10/08/2020
Sweet Home Uptown | Celebrating 50 Years | Voice of the People

Join us LIVE for #SweetHomeUptown!

Celebrate Voice's 50+ years of service in Uptown as we honor those that have worked so hard over the years to build this legacy. And, learn more about our vision for the future of Voice and affordable housing.

Welcome to Sweet Home Uptown, Voice of the People’s 50th Anniversary Celebration! We’re so grateful for you’re here with us. At any time, you can text Sweet ...

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4611 N Sheridan Road
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60640

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With the construction of Truman College fifty years ago, and the displacement of five hundred families, Voice of the People in Uptown launched with a rallying cry that echoed across the city -- “Development Without Displacement”.

In the decades that followed, Voice emerged as a leader and survivor among community-controlled corporations -- building homes and acquiring, developing and managing affordable housing, and engaging in partnerships to assure long-term affordability.

Uptown is now the center of Chicago’s vibrant north lakefront, flush with reinvestment activity and benefiting by improved commercial, public and private services. However, the goal to achieve and maintain a sustainable, mixed-income and diverse community is as relevant now as it was fifty years ago. Next generation strategies will be required for owners to prosper while providing mixed-income housing, and for low-income and working class renters to access the best services and opportunities Uptown has to offer. Voice of the People is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and welcomes your donations in this, our fiftieth year. All contributions are tax deductible. You can donate in the following ways: 1. Make checks payable to: Voice of The People in Uptown, 4861 N. Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640.

2. You can use PayPal to make an online Donation to Voice of the People (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=uYdFHJ8i84QtYY7Lf-DT04hgtV5cphdQJHHzUsoUvnfkdGtnPBZuTk9CFOkMDdYalZr04G)

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