CCWBE Report

The Resurrection Project
Reporting Period:
Apr 2024
Submitted on:
May 3, 2024
Submitted By:
Kristen Komara

TA Providers: General Questions

CWB Goals

Please provide a brief update on your progress toward your proposed CWB goals in the last reporting period:

The Resurrection Project is actively focusing our attention to establish share loans, learning from and in collaboration with local financial institutions, bolstering accessibility for individuals in need and those purchasing affordable housing coops. Concurrently, we are revising and enhancing the educational content in preparation for the launch of our comprehensive education program scheduled for next month. Once the share loan framework is refined and secured, we will proceed to engage with potential cooperative housing residents, empowering them with the necessary information and resources to pursue this housing option effectively. We are also working on arranging a UHAB incubator graduation held at our La Casa Learning Center tentatively set for 5/30.

What constraints or limitations, if any, did you experience in the last reporting period?

Partner availability has slowed us down a bit, but that was expected as many of us were away or not available to meet with each other.

What opportunities, if any, did you take advantage of in the last reporting period?

We have connected with our partners to establish the terms of the share loan, investigate potential alignment with our clients' requirements through similar loan offerings from our banking associates. Ray, in collaboration with Jenna Pollack and Mark Smithivas, is actively outlining the next steps following the conclusion of the incubator phase. There is interest in strategizing outreach and forming connections with the team at Creature Garden to offer assistance and direction. Additionally, we held a meeting with Kristen to delineate the project's trajectory post-incubation.

Chicago CWB Ecosystem

Did you establish new CWB relationships/partnerships in the last reporting period?


Please describe the relationships you established pertaining to your CWB work.

Yes. We were able to join the Task Force meeting and attended the Capacity Building for Housing Cooperative panel with Jeff Leslie and where we met with new folks who shared valuable information about their experience forming their co-ops and things that are relevant to client-based experience and support.

Did you collaborate with other TA providers in the last reporting period?


Which TA provider(s) did you work with?

In April, we collaborated with CCLF regarding the City’s Shared Equity Investment Program.

Please share on behalf of whom / which projects you collaborated with the TA providers above:

Did you attend the Working Group meeting last month?


How would you rate the usefulness of the working group to your project last month? (on a scale of 1-5)

5 extremely useful

Optional Space

Demographic Data

Community Area(s) (select all that apply)

Community Area Participants Served in this Community Area
South Lawndale 1


Race / Ethnicity of Participants (select all that apply)



Gender identity of Participants (select all that apply)



Age Range of Participants (select all that apply)

50 to 64


Limited Equity Housing Coops Work

How many sessions of one-on-one consulting to Limited Equity Housing Cooperatives (LEHCs) did you conduct this reporting period? (e.g. one group or individual with one training provider)?



How many group workshops for Limited Equity Housing Cooperatives did you conduct this reporting period? (e.g. convenings, workshops, events, etc.) 



How many hours of support to CWB Pre-Development Limited Equity Housing Cooperatives did you provide this reporting period?



How many hours of support to existing Limited Equity Housing Cooperatives did you provide this reporting period?



Please list the LEHCs you worked with this reporting period.

La Villita Housing Cooperative


What type(s) of Technical Assistance did you provide to LEHCs this reporting period? Select all that apply.


Number of AFFORDABLE housing units preserved or developed this period



Number of AFFORDABLE housing units added to the pipeline this period



Did you provide education to any LEHCs this reporting period?



What are the greatest needs that your LEHC clients/partners expressed in this reporting period?

Members have expressed they want a step by step guide on how to establish a co-op. Some clarification is needed.


What are the greatest gaps in service or resources in Chicago's CWB ecosystem?

Access to loans and prequalification due to poor to no credit and immigration status


Please share any direct testimonials from LEHC clients or storytelling about the impact of your work this period:


Please upload media (document with testimonials, photos, or video links) from LEHC workshops or events held.


Additional TA Support

Did your organization provide any additional TA support this reporting period that was NOT covered in the previous tabs?