Lightengale Group receives Partners in Innovation Award

Lightengale Group receives Partners in Innovation Award

Lightengale Group receives Partners in Innovation Award

October 2nd, 2019 Lightnegale Group (LGG) and other community organizations received the Wintrust Partners in Innovation Award, presented by Mercy Housing Lakefront and Wintrust Financial Corporation to honor a team for their role in helping develop an innovative community development project.

The evening included a keynote address by Illinois Deputy Governor Sol Flores, who spoke about the need to support innovative affordable housing solutions in vulnerable communities. The event also featured some of Mercy Housing’s significant success stories in 2019 in Chicago and across the Midwest. “Housing is a human right,” said Flores during her address. “Children and adults deserve an opportunity to thrive and grow in safe and decent homes, where their young minds and bodies can grow in healthy conditions free from abuse, violence, poverty, and malnutrition.”

You can read more about Moving Forward Together 2019 event where the partners were presented with the award on the Mercy Housing blog.

Project Partners Awarded: 

Lightengale Group

Applegate & Thorne-Thompson


Clocktower Tax Credits


Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago


Illinois Housing Development Authority

Landon Bone Baker Architects

Linn-Mathes, Inc.

Montgomery Ward Foundation

National Equity Fund

PNC Bank

John and Kathleen Schreiber Foundation

The Thresholds

Urban Relocation Services



About Lightengale Group

Lightengale Group (LGG) is an affordable housing real estate financial advisory firm offering services to experienced and non-experienced developers nationally. LGG provides strategic & financial planning for developers by tracking evolving government regulations and funding requirements. With over 100 years combined experience and more than 4,000 units completed, LGG is the industry’s preferred advisory leader.