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Neighborhood housing depends on neighborhood housing providers.

Housing policy only works with the involvement of housing providers.

The Neighborhood Building Owners Alliance (NBOA) is the voice of neighborhood housing in Chicago. It represents Chicago’s small and mid-sized housing providers, most of whom live, hire and buy supplies in the communities they serve.




Buildings owned or managed


Apartment units under ownership or management

The NBOA serves the members of its nine 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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Affiliate Events

Our nine affiliates are the heart and soul of the NBOA. They offer great opportunities for information, professional development and networking with some of the best housing providers in the country.

Check our events page to see what activities they have coming up, and join them.

Profile of Northwest Side Builders Coalition (NSBC)

Our favorite podcast, Straight Up Chicago Investor, has an excellent profile of the Northwest Side Builders Coalition (NSBC). Tom Shallcross interviewed Nicky DeLeon and Jeff Weinberg, and they do a great job telling the story of this important affiliate and its great work.

Read the profile here.
Check out recent podcasts here.

Chicago neighborhood rents are rising more slowly than expenses or national rents

A study released by the NBOA and Kiser Group shows that year over year operating expenses are rising faster than rents.

Learn more about this survey, and our past surveys.

In addition, a recent report by Redfin, a technology-powered real estate company, showed rents in Chicago rising by 6.6%, compared to a national average increase of 15%.

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Make your voice heard!

If you are interested in helping our public officials learn about neighborhood housing, please reach out to us at We have an important story to tell and we could use your help.

NBOA has created a task force issues pertaining to rent control, which is likely to be under consideration in the General Assembly in the coming months.

The NBOA has also created a PAC to support public figures whose positions we agree with. Join us in our effort to support those politicians who support neighborhood housing.


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 city 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.