Green Reentry is a project that seeks to convert foreclosed and vandalized properties in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood into vibrant, environmentally sound (green) transition housing for formerly incarcerated individuals reentering society. IMAN will use the renovations of these homes to provide on-the-job training for these individuals. This project is one of the eight recipients of the Community Green Jobs funding from the City of Chicago’s Department of Environment.
In May 2010, IMAN partnered with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Zakat Foundation on the first home of its Green Reentry project. This home will be environmentally sound and energy efficient in accordance with the Chicago Green Homes Program as well as the Chicago Climate Action Plan. The home will also provide housing and a positive household for formerly incarcerated Muslims who are reentering the community as leaders working to stabilize violent and troubled blocks in Chicago’s Marquette Park community.
Watch video below about the Green Reentry Project