Mercy Housing Lakefront, a nonprofit provider of affordable and supportive housing, led the redevelopment of the locally and nationally landmarked 111-year-old former Catalogue Printing building at the old Sears, Roebuck & Co. headquarters on Chicago’s West Side. For many years, the building sat vacant, had been vandalized and was severely deteriorating inside. Today, the building has been rehabilitated and reused as an affordable housing development, providing 181 units for community residents in need. The rehabilitation project, which created 350 construction jobs and 11 permanent jobs at the property, gave priority to maintaining the historic features of the building, including the brick façade, terra-cotta detailing and windows. This was all made possible through a complex and innovative financing system that included Historic Tax Credits as well as Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. Other groups that contributed funding are the Chicago Housing Authority, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and other philanthropists. The Lofts on Arthington now provide housing for 400 low-income individuals, half of whom are children, with full consideration given to safety, health care, education and economy. Through this project, Mercy Housing Lakefront has successfully reversed the fate of a blighted property and transformed the community.