We've moved! 

We have officially moved the office from UIC to our new home at 625 N. Kingsbury St.

The space is an exciting transition for us. Our co-tenants are other non-profits with likeminded missions: Archeworks is an alternative architecture school that provides pro bono design services to underserved communities and Arts Works Projects is a global human rights filmmaking collective with whom the NPHM is collaborating via Roberta Feldman on a 2015-16 exhibit about global housing insecurity. 

We will be welcoming you into the space at talks and events that help continue the Museum's mission of brining the stories of public housing to life. 

Our new address and phone number is:

The National Public Housing Museum
625 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL  60654


Museum construction update coming soon!

Exterior Rendering

 Living Room

The National Public Housing Musuem is now virtual!

Click the link below for a virtual visit courtesy of the University of Birmingham, UK
icon NPHM_UoB_Oct_19_Post_Release.pdf (128 KB)



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Public Housing MuseumPublic Housing Museum
The National Public Housing Museum is the first cultural institution in the United States dedicated to interpreting the American experience in public housing. The Museum draws on the power of place and memory to illuminate the resilience of poor and working class families of every race and ethnicity to realize the promise of America.

Left: Children play in 1952 at Loomis Courts. Breezeways were called "sidewalks in the air" by the Chicago Housing Authority. Photograph by Harry Callahan
Right: The animal court at the Jane Addams Homes during the early 1950s. Statues by artist Edgar Miller are now being conserved. Photograph from the Chicago Housing Authority Archive

Members and Affiliations

 Museums in the Park 
Explore Chicago
 Kennedy Center Sites of Conscience