Evergreen Real Estate Group Completes $4M Renovation of Affordable Seniors Housing Community in Chicago

by Kristin Harlow

CHICAGO — Evergreen Real Estate Group has completed a $4 million renovation of Bethel Terrace Apartments, a 123-unit affordable seniors housing community in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. Evergreen Construction Co., the firm’s full-service construction arm, managed the six-month project. Evergreen also helped secure the renewal of the HUD Section 8 HAP (Housing Assistance Payment) contract, which provides tenant-based assistance, for an additional 20 years. Updates to the residential units at Bethel Terrace included new flooring and paint; new appliances, cabinetry and countertops in kitchens; new vanities and plumbing fixtures in baths; energy-efficient baseboard heaters with programmable thermostats; and LED lighting.

Improvements to common areas included new paint, flooring, lighting, elevator upgrades, shared Wi-Fi and an enhanced security system. Outside, Evergreen Construction Co. completed a façade restoration and roof replacement, installed new lighting and landscaping, replaced fencing, repaired sidewalks, repaved the parking lot, and added a new garden patio with accessible seating. The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) provided financing for the rehabilitation. The community’s nonprofit owner is Englewood Cooperative Apartments. Bethel Terrace is connected by a ground-level corridor to the adjacent Sangamon Terrace Apartments, a four-story affordable seniors housing development that Evergreen is currently building.

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