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The Chicago Bungalow Association equips homeowners with energy efficiency programs and educational resources to maintain, preserve, and adapt their Chicago bungalows and vintage homes, thereby strengthening the neighborhoods they anchor.


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  • May 21, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Zoom Webinar
    Join Brenda Grauer, CARPLS, as she explains how reverse mortgages work including the pros and cons. There's a lot of confusion as to how reverse mortgages work and the impact they have on heirs. Reverse mortgages can be a useful tool to help homeowners 62 and above tap into their home's equity.
  • May 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, 375 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Event by City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development: In celebration of National Historic Preservation Month, join the City of Chicago’s first Preservation Expo. The event will provide resources to help Chicago residents preserve and protect Chicago's historic character.
  • May 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Olive-Harvey College Auditorium, 10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, USA
    Event by City of Chicago Department of Housing: This event will educate and address the needs of homeowners and homebuyers by sharing vital information on where they can get help with housing support and services.


Get Ready for the Bungalow Garden Contest

We'll begin taking entries in June for the 8th annual Bungalow Garden Contest! In the meantime, get your gardens ready, and be inspired by past winners.

New Project! UnBlocked Englewood

Join the Chicago Bungalow Association and acclaimed social justice artist Tonika Lewis Johnson on a transformative exploration, reshaping the story of a single Englewood block. Explore the journey with us as we provide direct access to home repairs, transform vacant lots with block residents, unravel layers of historic injustice, and pave the way for a more equitable future.

View Award Winning Projects for 2023 Driehaus Bungalow Awards

It's time to reveal the 14 winning Chicago bungalow home improvement projects that took home the prize for kitchen and bath renovations, basement and porch rehabs, hidden window reveals, plus more...take a look!

Feature Your Vintage Home on Our Blog

We invite our members to share photos and narratives about the renovations, restorations, and redecorating they've completed on their vintage homes (not just bungalows!).

Explore How Solar Can Work for You

Illinois is leading the nation in offering solar power incentives to homeowners through Illinois Solar for All (income restricted) and Illinois Shines (not income restricted)!



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