Homegrown Investment In Chicago’s South Side and South Suburbs

If Chicago, the fifth most racially and economically segregated city in the country, were to lower its level of segregation to the national median of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country, it would have a profound impact on the entire region.
If Chicago, the fifth most racially and economically segregated city in the country, were to lower its level of segregation to the national median of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country, it would have a profound impact on the entire region.
If Chicago, the fifth most racially and economically segregated city in the country, were to lower its level of segregation to the national median of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country, it would have a profound impact on the entire region.
If Chicago, the fifth most racially and economically segregated city in the country, were to lower its level of segregation to the national median of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country, it would have a profound impact on the entire region.

Homegrown Investment In Chicago’s South Side and South Suburbs

Historically, homeownership has been seen as a pathway to accumulating wealth. But a group committed to revitalizing the South Side and south suburbs is buying property in those areas, even though they know they may not see a return on their investment. Instead of building wealth, they’re trying to build communities. Morning Shift talks to Crain's Chicago Business residential real estate reporter Dennis Rodkin about his story "The Rebuilders Of Chicago's Southland." We also check in with someone Rodkin profiles in the story, Reverend Kevin-Andre Brooks. He has an organization called 40 Acres and A School that working to revitalize South Side neighborhoods.