Live Here Chicago Sponsors Corporate Volunteer Day, Joins Habitat for Humanity in Building 12-Home Development in West Pullman

Nearly half of Live Here Chicago staff volunteers for one-day charitable housing project

Live Here Chicago the award-winning Chicago apartment rental agency, is supporting the Chicago affiliate of Habitat for Humanity by sponsoring a corporate volunteer day. On December 17, 2015, 10 Live Here Chicago employees spent the day giving back to the community by working at a 12-home Habitat for Humanity Chicago construction site in Chicago’s West Pullman Neighborhood.​

“We have had a great 2015 and love giving back to the community,” said owner and Managing Broker of Live Here Chicago Carolyn Anavi. “We partnered with Habitat for Humanity not only for its mission of generosity in our community, but we also share a common commitment to helping people realize the American Dream.” For more than seven years Live Here Chicago has helped find Lakeview apartments, Lincoln Park apartments, and Edgewater apartments and everywhere in between for Chicago renters and new home buyers.

The work assigned to Live Here Chicago’s 10 volunteers incorporated a number of homebuilding tasks including painting, landscaping, clean up, prepping for the beginning of the next home to be built in this block-spanning project in the 11900 block of South Union in the West Pullman Neighborhood.

Live Here Chicago also made a substantial financial contribution that will go directly to the purchasing of materials and supplies used in construction. The 10 volunteers represented every department in the company from administration, marketing, executives, new home sales, and residential rentals.

Started in 1976 by the Fuller family and brought into the public eye through former President Jimmy Carter Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit nondenominational organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with zero interest loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build more Habitat houses. Habitat has built more than 250,000 houses around the world, providing more than one million people in over 3,000 communities with safe, affordable shelter.

“We’re very happy to support Habitat for Humanity Chicago by sponsoring a corporate volunteer day,” Anavi adds. “We’re hoping to once again raise the bar and set an example for other companies, no matter how large or small, that everyone can make a difference.”

Carolyn Anavi ( is the owner and Managing Broker of Live Here Chicago, a Chicago rental apartment agency and full-service real estate brokerage. Carolyn and her management team have more than 40 years of combined experience, which is unmatched in the Chicago area. She is also one of the few female real estate brokerage owners in Chicago and has been the recipient of the Chicago Association of Realtors Outstanding Leasing Achievement Award. For more than seven years she has been helping people find apartments for rent in Chicago and the perfect place to call home. 


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