Selected Projects


•Member of the team that developed the HOPE VI redevelopment plan for Robert Taylor Homes B (8 bldgs.) and Dearborn Homes.  Taylor B approved for funding.

•Co-authored four strategic plans for the Chicago Housing Authority (Dearborn Homes, Stateway Gardens, Robert Taylor Homes A, Robert Taylor Homes B).

•Co-authored the Empowerment Zone application for the Bronzeville Institute.  Approved for funding.

•Authored the Empowerment Zone application for the Overton Hygienic building.  Approved for funding.

•Conducted a Needs Assessment and market survey for the historic Wabash YMCA. 

•Evaluated community development and greening programs for a Chicago-based foundation and developed recommendations for grant-making.  Drafted the RFP announcing the new program and recommended grantees for funding.

•Determined the feasibility of a capital campaign for the 250-bed Chicago Youth Hostel; assisted in site selection; and built public and private support for the project.

•Designed an affordable home-ownership pilot program for the physically disabled to assist them to purchase and customize an existing home.

•Designed and conducted focus groups and completed market analysis for residential rental properties owned by a REIT.

•Co-authored a Human Investment Plan for Kansas City, Missouri.

•Completed Comprehensive Needs Assessments for eight properties in Illinois and Indiana to determine the near and long-term, physical, social and economic development needs of the properties.

•Authored a U.S. Housing and Urban Development Section 202 application for funding for 60 units of senior citizen housing.  Approved for funding.

•Assisted in the marketing and project analysis for a new community in Argentina consisting of 2,500 units of housing, retail and commercial services and amenities, and public facilities.

•Raised $8 million in funding for a bi-lingual child care, senior and community center.

•Identified and assisted in obtaining a $4 million state grant to develop a child care center for children impacted by HIV/AIDS.

•Led a 100 year-old women's organization and housing provider through an organizational transformation.   Authored a Needs Analysis which resulted in property sale, staff changes and transition to a grant-making organization.

  1. Created a post-occupancy plan for Westhaven Park (Phase 2 of the Henry Horner Homes Redevelopment).

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