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Properties in Progress

7104 S Champlain, Chicago, Il 60619

Units: 2
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2

CCLB was so generous and donated this 2 flat so AFC can renovate and revitalize the community.

This 2 flat will be able to provide up to 2 families housing.

Neighborhood: This property was built in 1875. Nearby schools include Park Manor Elementary School, Gary Comer College Prep and Tanner Elementary School. The closest grocery stores are Farmers Food Basket Corporation, H & D Groceries, and Freshway Foods Inc. Nearby coffee shops include Dunkin’, McDonald’s and McDonald’s. Nearby restaurants include Grill Masters, JJ Fish & Chicken, and JJ FISH and CHICKEN. 7104 S Champlain Ave is near Meyering Park, Hoard Park, and Arnita Young Boswell Park.

1538 S Millard, Chicago , IL 60623

Units: 7
Bedrooms: 16
Bathrooms: 7

This beautiful grey stone located in the North Lawndale area will provide housing to up to 7 families or individuals.

This property sits on a double lot which gives us the capability to build another multi-unit housing up to 8 families or individuals.

Nearby schools include Dvorak Technology Academy Elementary School, Frazier Preparatory Academy, and Herzl Elementary School. The closest grocery stores are Sixteenth Foodmart Inc, Lawndale Food Market, and Fine Fair play. Nearby coffee shops include Douglas Park Cafe, Green Garden Cafe and Dunkin’ Donuts. Nearby restaurants include Goldy fish and chicken, Kesha’s Place and El Camaron Pelao. 1538 S Millard Ave is near Independence Square, Shedd Park, and Franklin Park.

5727 S Sangamon, Chicago, IL 60621

Units: 3
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 3

This property can house 3 families

Neighborhood: A huge neighborhood revitalization project has been going on for the last 10 years or so, thanks to a commitment from residents, businesses and (FINALLY) the city. New buildings are being built, including residences and commercial properties to attract more businesses to the area, and streets are being fixed. Kennedy-King College opened up a few years ago – it’s a community college that also houses a culinary school. The closest grocery stores are whole foods, food for less and Jewels. Nearby coffee shops include Allegro Coffee Company, Starbucks and Mister Allen Coffee Shop. Nearby restaurants include Hook Fish & Chicken, Maggie Gyros & Philly Inc and New China Wok. 5727 S Sangamon St is near Moran Park, Hope Park and Park Number 437.

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Our Mission in Chicago

Our Mission in Chicago

We are eager to provide temporary & permanent housing to as many homeless people living on our Chicago streets.

We are eager to provide temporary & permanent housing to as many homeless people living on our Chicago streets.

 

 

OUR MAIN GOALS:

  Transform shipping containers into sleeping quarters for nightly shelter.

 Restore multi-unit buildings to provide a more permanent living situation for those in need.

Purchasing

We will be purchasing slightly distressed multi-family homes and vacant lots in the city of Chicago.

Renovating

Money raised from donations and our GoFundMe platform will be used to renovate the properties and container homes.

Furnishing

We will furnish each home to quality living standards to shelter those who unfairly experience marginalization. 

Purchasing

We will be purchasing slightly distressed multi family homes  and vacant lots in the city of Chicago.

Renovating

Money raised from donations and our GoFundMe platform will be used to renovate the properties and container homes.

Furnishing

We will furnish each home to quality living standards to shelter those who unfairly experience marginalization. 

We Have the Power to Alleviate Homelessness, and We’re Doing Something About It

Meet the Woman in Charge       

I want to create sleeping quarters for Chicago’s forgotten beloved ones ⏤ somewhere safe and comfortable, a community within a community. I want to help my neighborhood friends get off the street, provide them temporary residential solutions they can call home, and place them in job-readiness programs, while they await their very own apartment to become available.

Candice Payne

MEET CANDICE,
Chicago’s very own Residential Redeveloper. She is the Queen of Fix-and-Flip homes, and you can find her properties all over the South Side. Her background covers, but is not limited to, marketing and designing newly renovated homes, building versatile rental portfolios, showing clients how to build wealth through real estate and, now, impacting the streets of Chicago by helping to alleviate homelessness. Owner of 5th Group Realty and Blu Box Homes, she is now utilizing her entrepreneurial gifts for a new purpose ⏤ creating a more permanent solution for the homeless, whom she refers to as her neighborhood friends

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I want to create sleeping quarters for Chicago’s forgotten beloved ones ⏤ somewhere safe and comfortable, a community within a community. I want to help my neighborhood friends get off the street, provide them temporary residential solutions they can call home, and place them in job-readiness programs, while they await their very own apartment to become available. 

Candice Payne

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We are looking for other entrepreneurs and businesses to help our neighborhood friends by providing them with job opportunities once they’re ready to transition from the streets into their new homes and back into the workforce. With your help we can alleviate Chicago’s homelessness and diminish the marginalization our friends experience, by paving the way with hope & attainable opportunities.

 

Contact Us

Action for A Cause

2325 S Michigan Ave Suite 300D

Chicago, IL 60616

P: (773) 831-6533

E: info@actionforacausenow.org

We Need Help

To Make This Happen.

 Even the smallest contribution helps. We kindly ask that you help us with our mission.

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We, and our neighborhood friends, thank you!