Technical Assistance

Our technical assistance program, designed specifically with new and emerging organizations in mind, provides tools for negotiating the challenging and rewarding process of developing community-oriented real estate. Through our ‘high-touch’ approach we help give organizations the guidance necessary to ensure their projects succeed.

Community organizations often approach CCLF with three strengths: a compelling vision, a development project idea and the tenacity to make it happen. Frequently, however, they lack the capacity and experience to bring successful projects to fruition. Our goal is to help provide that capacity.


CCLF offers a variety of topical seminars throughout the year. Visit the workshops page to learn more about upcoming workshops.

Sustainability Resources

Since 2001, CCLF has been a strong advocate in the promotion of sustainability and good design. In 2009, CCLF launched a dynamic new online resource, Building for Sustainability: Resources for Building Sustainably in Chicagoland. Providing focused information on environmental sustainability, this website served as a starting point for community developers interested in initiating, incorporating, or expanding sustainable design elements in their construction and rehabilitation projects. You can now find this information on our Sustainability Resources page.

Comprehensive Development Assistance

Customized consulting is available on a case by case basis. Visit our Development Assistance page or contact Sean Harden at (312) 252-0440 x 106 or by email for more information.

Referral Services

Access time-sensitive development advice and referrals free of charge–online, through email, or by phone, (312) 252-0442.