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Grants Bring National Public Housing Museum to Fundraising Goal 

With grants of $1 million from the Builders Initiative and Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundations, and a Community Development Grant through the Chicago Recovery Plan, the National Public Housing Museum has reached its $14.5-million fundraising goal.  

It plans to break ground on its physical home, an adaptive reuse of the last remaining building of the former Jane Addams Homes in Chicago’s Little Italy, this fall. 

“The museum draws on the power of place and memory to preserve, promote and propel the right of all people to have a place where they can live and prosper,” said NPHM executive director Lisa Yun Lee . 

”This mission is grounded in social justice and human rights, and we are tackling it with a multifaceted approach that encompasses culture, activism and entrepreneurship. It’s a groundbreaking undertaking, and we wouldn’t be here or able to undertake it without our visionary founders and funders.” 


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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