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)