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breaking ground

Follow the exciting projects under way in West Garfield Park, led by

United for Better Living Chicago.


The major project in motion is the C.A.R.E Manor Affordable Housing Project. October 9th marks the groundbreaking ceremony.

Keep up with these Noteworthy stories in audio, video, and written formats as UBL brings big visions into reality.

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United for Better Living

Over the course of their 30-year history, UBL has become a leading 501c3 nonprofit organization on Chicago’s west side.


Motivated by love, hope and goodwill, UBL has been marked by community service, social development and advocacy in the East & West Garfield Park communities.


UBL's strategy is to develop IMPACT programs and services for adults, teens and children who face societal challenges, such as violence, poverty, illiteracy, unemployment & access to affordable housing.

Corinthian Temple Church of God in Christ

Moved by the Spirit of God, Elder Bennie Allison made preparations to organize a church, even though he was without the first month’s rent and without members.


Acting on faith and divine instruction from God and with only eleven members, Corinthian Church of God in Christ was officially opened in 1954. 

For fifty years, Bishop Allison served as Founder and Pastor of Corinthian Temple Church of God in Christ. He will long be remembered for being a church builder, a builder of men, and for helping pastors all over the City of Chicago to renovate and build churches.

In 2004, Bishop Allison answered the call of his maker, and made his transition from the labor of this life to the rest and fellowship of the saints in Heaven. The mantle has been passed to his grandson, Bishop David Todd Whittley, who will, by the help of God, take the Corinthian Temple Church of God in Christ to another dimension in ministry.

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