The Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative® is a unique partnership between: Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS), the City of Chicago, neighborhood residents, architecture and historic preservation organizations, and academic institutions aimed at preserving, restoring, and modernizing the city's Greystone residential buildings. Launched in September 2006, the Greystone Initiative is an outgrowth of NHS' North Lawndale program and offers Chicago residents technical assistance and affordable financial resources to help them rehab an owner-occupied Greystone residence. Click here for more information on North Lawndale, its history, and its significant number of Greystone homes.
The Greystone Initiative is founded on the belief that preservation and rehabilitation of these ornate, limestone-clad homes can help restore pride in neighborhoods, celebrate a unique architectural gem, and spur additional revitalization based upon a community's heritage and culture.
Funding for the Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative is generously provided by the City of Chicago, the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Alphawood Foundation, and State Farm Insurance Companies.