Black Developers Aim To ‘Buy The Block’ And Boost Black Homeownership In West Woodlawn

“We need the same resources that Lincoln Park has. We want equity. […] We want thriving communities,” KMB Realty principal Bonita Harrison told Reset about her hopes for the Woodlawn area.

Home value disparity
A home in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood. An analysis found that homes in predominantly Black and Latinx neighborhoods, like Woodlawn, are valued less than ones in white areas. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
Home value disparity
A home in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood. An analysis found that homes in predominantly Black and Latinx neighborhoods, like Woodlawn, are valued less than ones in white areas. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Black Developers Aim To ‘Buy The Block’ And Boost Black Homeownership In West Woodlawn

“We need the same resources that Lincoln Park has. We want equity. […] We want thriving communities,” KMB Realty principal Bonita Harrison told Reset about her hopes for the Woodlawn area.

Reset takes a look at homebuilding efforts to revitalize the long-neglected West Woodlawn neighborhood and increase Black homeownership.

GUESTS: Bonita Harrison, principal of KMB Realty

Dennis Rodkin, Crain’s Chicago Business residential real estate reporter