Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Habitat Company and The Resurrection Project Celebrate Grand Re-opening of Casa Heritage in Melrose Park, IL


Casa Heritage Ribbon Cutting:
Residents join Cook County President Preckwinkle (far left) and Senator Dick Durbin (far right), and the redevelopment team at the ribbon cutting ceremony, marking the official re-opening of Casa Heritage Apartments in Melrose Park, Ill.

Matthew Fiascone
CHICAGO -– Chicago-based The Habitat Company, a leading multifamily property developer and manager in the U.S., in partnership with The Resurrection Project, a non-profit development organization, celebrated the official re-opening of Casa Heritage with a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 29.

Located at 10315 W. Palmer in Melrose Park, Ill., the recently renovated 142-unit community is the only affordable housing option for families in a nine-municipality area.

“We are proud to partner with The Resurrection Project to preserve Casa Heritage and ensure that it remains an affordable housing option for residents in the area,” said Matt Fiascone, president of The Habitat Company.

“As Habitat celebrates its 45th year in business, it’s important to us to remember our roots in affordable housing. Habitat was founded on the premise that no project is only an investment in real estate – it is an investment in the future of the community and in the lives of the people who will live and work there. That sentiment couldn’t be more true at Casa Heritage.”

On hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony were Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, along with many long-time Casa Heritage residents.

“The rehabilitation of Casa Heritage is going to provide a lot of hard working people with a place to be proud to live in,” said Durbin. “The re-opening of the Casa Heritage Apartments will provide 142 units of affordable housing right here.

Toni Preckwinkle
“This complex was made possible by leveraging private and public sector funds and is an example of how we can meet our affordable housing needs. The residents here will have access to important services like credit and housing counseling, financial management, education, and social services, which will help them and help the community.”

“I want to applaud the work of The Resurrection Project and Habitat that have done such an excellent job of preserving 142 units of affordable housing right here in Melrose Park,” said Preckwinkle.

“Currently we have a great need for affordable housing in Cook County and I’m proud to support projects like this one. In an area of diminishing federal resources for affordable housing, having partners like the Illinois Housing Development Authority and the Village of Melrose Park, elected leaders and community organizations are vital to our success.”

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Cara Mooses,, (312) 267-4523
Kim Manning,, (312) 267-4527

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