In the 19th century, Chicago built the world’s first modern skyscraper. In the 20th century, we created a world-renowned skyline. And today, Chicago aspires to make that skyline the most efficient on the planet. – Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Chicago Housing Authority - Frank O. Lowden Homes


9400 S. Wentworth Street



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Building Description

Lowden Homes was named after Frank O. Lowden, an illustrious political figure who was an Illinois governor, a U.S. congressman and eventual presidential candidate. Today, this south side development features energy-efficient gas hot water heaters, insulated exterior doors and attics and temperature sensors. The CHA has also installed combined smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, hazardous leak detectors and controller boards in each unit to increase the security and energy efficiency of families living in Lowden Homes.

Year Joined the Retrofit Chicago Energy Challenge