The Development Team
Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) is a Boston-based nonprofit developer, owner and operator of over 12,000 affordable homes in eleven states and the District of Columbia including nearly 2400 apartment homes in Illinois. POAH’s primary mission is to preserve, create and sustain affordable, healthy homes that support economic security, racial equity and access to opportunity for all. POAH Communities is our property management company, which oversees more than 100 POAH properties
Revolutionary ideas are what change the world. In our global firm’s founding studio, we explore these ideas together. We occupy the top of the historic Wrigley Building on the banks of the Chicago River. Driven by design excellence, purpose, and innovation, we embrace Chicago’s work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit: relationships are our greatest asset.
Nia partners with community developers, leaders, groups, and members to create purpose-driven design solutions. Our team has created various award-winning multi-family, education, healthcare, community, and mixed-use projects over the past 20 years. Nia is a black-owned and registered MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) architecture firm composed of a diverse range of architects and designers. The strength, innovation, and creativity of our firm are rooted in our team’s diversity.