Historic Chicago Bungalow Association
A non-profit group dedicated to helping homeowners maintain, preserve, and adapt their unique Chicago Bungalow.

About HCBA

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The Historic Chicago Bungalow Association (HCBA) was created in September 2000 by Mayor Richard M. Daley to ensure that the 80,000 one and one-half story homes that have been the foundation of family lives and neighborhoods for over 100 years would continue to do so for the next century. These homes represent nearly one-third of the city’s single-family housing stock.

While the bungalows, with their sturdy brick construction and singular craftsmanship have endured the test of time, many homeowners are looking to modernize, repair and adapt their bungalows to fit their needs and lifestyles. Working with the City of Chicago, Aldermen, neighborhood organizations and many non-profit groups, we strive to help bungalow owners make their homes more energy efficient and sustainable. HCBA offers buyers and owners unparalleled opportunities to adapt and maintain these signature Chicago homes by providing:

To access these benefits, become a member for free! 


We encourage you to explore our website and develop an even greater appreciation for the Chicago Bungalow. Thanks for visiting!