Phoenix Coop

In the early 1980s, the building that would come to be known as the Phoenix Co-op was just a burned out shell: for decades snow, ice and despair had been tearing the building apart.  With seed money from a dozen families from Winnetka Presbyterian Church, and the tireless work from from our 35-person rehab crew, brick by brick and board by board, the Phoenix Co-op was born. 

Within two years, the building became a refuge where 17 families began to realize their dreams of safety and security.  Ever since, it has remained our flagship co-op, where families struggling to get away from homelessness can have an opportunity to earn equity and begin to build their way toward home-ownership. 

7729 N. Hermitage
Chicago, IL 60602