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South Chicago

Located at the mouth of the Calumet River on the South Side, South Chicago was a steel town. The mills brought in waves of immigrant workers beginning in the late 19th century.  The South Works plant, which was one of the first mills in South Chicago and once employed 20,000 people, closed in the early '90s. Other plants closed as well as the steel industry took a hit in the last decades of the 20th century. Now South Chicago is a community trying to find a new direction. The population has declined since its peak, and the area now has 38,000 residents. While South Chicago is predominately black, it has  a sizable white and Hispanic population. It is a LISC New Communities Program community. 


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Properties NSP has acquired (or are under contract) for rehabilitation in South Chicago.

NSP homes for sale in South Chicago.

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Read an in depth article or take a tour. Claretian Associates is among the organizations involved in revitalizing South Chicago.