Coppin House is home to both seniors and youth, offering housing and support services to community residents in need. The 54-unit complex provides these services to grandparents raising their grandchildren, as well as young adults aging out of the state’s foster care program. Developed by the Interfaith Housing Development Corporation of Chicago and with a site designed by consultants at EEA, the rental complex consists of two identical buildings separated by public alleys.
In addition to housing, the facilities incorporate the use of bioswales, rain gardens, and infiltration trenches for a zero stormwater release from the site. During the dedication ceremony, then-Mayor Richard M. Daley stated, “Coppin House helps the City take further steps toward its goal of being the most environmentally-friendly city in the nation.”