Own 10 or fewer properties


Own fewer than 20 properties

The NBOA serves the members of its 11 community building owner affiliates. Like those affiliates, the NBOA is a forum for information, professional development and networking.

In addition, the NBOA advocates on behalf of small and mid-sized housing providers. Its team of professionals works to tell the story of neighborhood housing in the media, and to lobby public officials to ensure housing providers are part of housing policy.

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Bring Chicago Home referendum has been defeated

Chicago has lost almost 15 percent of its affordable housing since 2012, in part because of the city’s unattractive investment climate. Rather than the end of Bring Chicago Home, we hope this is the beginning of a fresh climate that stimulates investment in and reduces obstacles to the creation and maintenance of affordable housing.

There are vacant lots and empty buildings all across Chicago. We can transform them into homes for hard-working Chicago families, if the City works with us instead of against us.

As your voice, we have worked hard to get here, but it’s just the start. There’s still a lot of work to do in telling your story and advancing the cause of neighborhood housing.

Thanks to all of you who worked so hard on this issue.


Now, more than ever, it’s important for all voices to be heard. We work with our members to understand all points of view and educate public officials on our discoveries and perspectives.

Educational Opportunities

We find opportunities to gather owners, developers and their potential counterparts to keep them abreast of new legislation, trends. and partnerships on the horizon.

Strategy & Planning

Rather than working on an individual basis or in small groups, we gather information from all our partners to build strategic positions that mitigate ineffective rules & regulations.

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