Zion Woods Apartments
Deerfield, IL

Zion Woods Apartments - Deerfield, IL

Project Status Update 

Construction has begun. Foundations have been poured.
Stay tuned for project updates!

Zion Woods is a proposed new affordable rental development for lower income households in Deerfield. This project is being developed by HODC and Brinshore on land donated by Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. The site is located on over 8 acres of vacant land donated by and adjacent to Zion Lutheran Evangelical Church at 10 Deerfield Road.  As part of their mission, the Church sought out the development team and  contributed their land.

The proposed project will consist of a 2-story 12-unit building and 2-story 13-unit building that are clustered around a central core of landscaped parkway and parking. The remainder of the site will be open space and function as detention areas. Upon completion the development will be professionally managed by HODC.

The project protects wetland habitat and the buildings will be certified green. Households will live independently and pay rents they can afford.

Workforce Housing for Families

Zion Woods will be home to families who work in the area but cannot afford to live in Deerfield.

Supportive Housing for People Living with a Disability

Zion Woods will also be home to people living with a disability who will be able to live independently near their support networks. They will be proactively connected with local supportive services by HODC’s professional management team.

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Total Number of Units: 25

Unit Mix:
  • 1 bedroom/1 bathroom — 13
  • 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms — 7
  • 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms — 5

Property Features

  • Management office
  • Play lot
  • Secure bicycle parking
  • Garden
  • Scenic river views
  • Security cameras
  • Green certified with Energy Star appliances

Development Partners

  • Housing Opportunity Development  Corporation (HODC)

  • Brinshore Development LLC

  • Zion Lutheran Evangelical Church

  • BCM Construction

  • Eckenhoff Saunders

  • V3

Financing Partners

  • Illinois Housing Development Authority 

  • National Equity Fund

  • Federal Home Loan Bank

  • Village Bank & Trust (Wintrust)

  • ComEd

  • NSH Inc.


Events & Visitors



Celebrating 40 Years and Looking Ahead at Zion Woods

On Sunday, October 29th, 2023 HODC celebrated its 40 years with friends at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Deerfield. It was a chance to share updates on what is coming for our new development, Zion Woods, and other projects in the works. We also celebrated Reverend David Kyllo’s upcoming retirement and thanked him for his years of support.