We're here to help you maintain, preserve and adapt your vintage home!

While your bungalow or vintage home has endured the test of time, you may be looking to repair elements that haven't held up or renovate areas that don't suit your modern lifestyle.

We are a non-profit delegate agency of the City of Chicago here to help our members:

  • Remedy common problems affecting vintage homes

  • Practically preserve your largest investment before damage occurs

  • Redesign your home to fit your style while maintaining its historic charm

  • Save money and extend the life of your home by making it energy efficient

Become a member for free to access these benefits:

Free Resources

Educational Seminars
Get advice from professionals
Free Energy Savers
Covers attic insulation, sidewall insulation and more!
Trusted Referrals
Here's who to call
Design Guidelines
Do's, don'ts, and other ideas
Driehaus Awards
Chance to receive $1,000 for your home improvement projects!
The Bungalow Market
Buy and sell Chicagoland bungalows
Maintenance 101 Guide
Free download
Chance to receive $250 for your garden - the public votes!
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Our History


The Chicago Bungalow Association (CBA) was inspired by former 19th Ward Alderman Virginia Rugai and 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. 


Take a look back to see how we've evolved as an organization:

Our Accomplishments

12,118 Energy Saving Retrofits distributed to Chicago Households since 2000

40 Free Homeowner Educational Seminars Hosted Annually

13 National Register Historic Bungalow Districts Created

Over 3,000 Homeowners Educated on Managing Stormwater on their Property

Over 12,000 Free Rain Barrels Distributed to Homeowners

16 Years of Homeowner Dedication Celebrated with the Driehaus Awards 

Plus So Much More.
Check out our Infographic!​

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Chicago Bungalow Association is an Illinois nonprofit corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3)