Renaissance West & Lyndale Place: The Habitat Company has added nearly 200 units to its Affordable Housing portfolio with Renaissance West and Lyndale Place, both in Chicago.

CHICAGO—The Habitat Co. recently acquiredRenaissance West and Lyndale Place, two affordable rentalcommunities in Logan Square, one of the city's hottest residentialneighborhoods. In addition, it bought York Terrace Apartments,a market-rate tower near Chicago's Historic Prairie District.

As reported in, the Chicago-based firm has beenexpanding its national profile, but also remainscommitted to its hometown, especially the affordablesector, a mainstay of its work for nearly 50 years. Andcompany officials say the Logan Square purchases will help ensurelong-term affordability in an area that has seen a significantincrease in the cost of living.

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Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.