Property Preservation

The housing stock of Beverly Hills/Morgan Park is one of our most important assets. Since its inception, BAPA has been proactive in addressing housing issues that affect individual blocks and the community as a whole. BAPA staff monitor foreclosures sending resources and information to homeowners who fall behind on their mortgage. We also partner with the police and city agencies to address homes that are vacant or fall in disrepair. For minor issues that can be addressed with a letter, we correspond with homeowners urging repairs. When properties become blighted we go to court to represent the community’s interests.

For additional information or to report a problem property email Susan Flood at BAPA or call 773-233-3100, 

Chicago Historic Bungalow Initiative

Launched by Mayor Richard M. Daley in September of 2000, the Historic Chicago Bungalow Initiative is designed to foster an appreciation of the Chicago Bungalow as a distinctive housing type, encourage sympathetic rehabilitation of these homes, and assist bungalow owners with adapting their homes to current needs, which in turn helps to strengthen Chicago Bungalow neighborhoods. The Historic Chicago Bungalow Association works in partnership with the City of Chicago Department of Community Development to keep neighborhoods affordable and preserve a Chicago treasure.

Low Interest Home Improvement Loans

Visit the city of Chicago Department of Community Development website to learn about low interest home loans for general home rehab and improvement and for Historic Chicago Bungalow owners.

311 City Service Request

Through the city of Chicago’s Online City Service Request community residents can make complaints about anything from an abandoned vehicle to tree trimming requests at any time of day or night.

Building Permits

To find out whether a property under construction has building permits search the city of Chicago’s Department of Buildings website:

Apply for an e-permit