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Coronavirus is crippling Chicago's census outreach

Coronavirus is crippling Chicago's census outreach-- Mayor Lightfoot, already worried the city could lose billions of dollars in the 2020 headcount, had worked to boost participation. Now COVID-19 is creating a major new hurdle.

Join Us for GAGDC Rapid Resource Info Line "Community Relevant Topic" Conference Calls!

In the spirit of innovation, creativity and connectivity, GAGDC has created a series of relevant topics to share.  March 30th, plan to join us for the kick-off of GAGDC Rapid Response Community Conference Calls at Phone: 1.605.313.4414 Access Code: 125539

TIME SENSITIVE: City creates grants to help residents with rent, mortgage payments

Housing Assitance Grant Applications are online at    Grants will be $1,000.  Applications will be taken only until 11:59 pm on Wednesday, April 1.

Pritzker to order schools to close from Tuesday until March 30

Govenor Pritzker cancels schools in IL in an effort to contain coronavirus

Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and Green Era Live on WBEZ RESET Radio Show!

Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and Green Era Live on WBEZ RESET Radio Show!

2020 City of Chicago BACP Small Business Expos

The Small Business Expos are back for 2020, starting March 7th!

Invest SouthWest Proposed Community Plans

DPD and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) hosted events  across the South and West sides to launch INVEST South/West. The family-friendly events where well attended and included a  broad overview of the initiative, performances by local artists, and an open house with planning exercises for each community area, youth activities and food from local chefs.

Neighborhood Opportunity Fund are now open!

Neighborhood Opportunity Fund are now open, January 20, 2020.

Mayor Lightfoot Announces New Strategy to Support Revitalization on City’s South and West Sides

INVEST South/West aligns public, private, and philanthropic funding to create a network of communities for planned growth

Chicago’s New Planning Chief Has Fresh Eyes For INVEST South/West

Chicago’s new planning commissioner, Maurice Cox, observed something very quickly when he met with community groups across the city. An empty building on West 79th Street, owned by the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation, that the city says it will help redevelop.

There's Still Time to Help Us Sponsor Kids For Summer Camp this #GivingTuesday!

 This #GivingTuesday you can help us reach our goal of $1500 to allow 60 youth to attend Auburn Gresham Gold Summer Camp.

Giving Thanks Today and Everyday

Happy Thanksgiving to all the communities and clients we serve! #GiveThanks

Business Start-up Certificate Program

Complete 9 workshops for business certification perks!

INVEST South/West

INVEST South/West is an unprecedented community improvement initiative from Mayor Lightfoot to marshal the resources of multiple City departments, community organizations and corporate partners toward 10 neighborhoods on Chicago’s South and West sides.

Thank You Sponsors, Partners and Friends for Joining Us For Our 2019 Benefit Dinner

We highlighted the incredible ambition of the Greater Auburn Gresham organization's work with partners and the community awardee partners who excel daily in the community. Thank you for helping us raise awareness and critical funds to support the Rebuild79 campaign. A special thank you to all the sponsor donors. We could not do these works withot your amazing contributions. We really appreciate the support.

Mayor Lightfoot to announce city partnership with BMO Harris Bank to reinvest in South, West Sides
‘Master Planned Development’ Guidelines Would Enhance Zoning Procedures for City’s Largest Development Sites

The proposed “Master Planned Development” designation would apply to projects known colloquially as “mega projects.”

‘Master Planned Development’ Guidelines Would Enhance Zoning Procedures for City’s Largest Development Sites

The proposed “Master Planned Development” designation would apply to projects known colloquially as “mega projects.”

Mayor Lightfoot Announces Plans to Quadruple Funding for Bus Program on Chicago’s Most Popular Routes

CDOT-CTA Bus Priority Zone Program to receive more than $20 million to support Mayor’s commitment to relieve traffic blockage on Chicago’s Streets

Hoops in the Hood 2019 Video – Watch!

This year, there was a Hoops event every day in at least one of LISC Chicago's partner neighborhoods from the end of June through August. They served 3,000 youth, nearly 10,000 community members and together hosted 160 Hoops events. Over the last 13 years they reached more than 30,000 kids!

Network News: Updates from the Chicago Rehab Network
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation staff capacity building is in full effect!  
The Chicago Rehab Network's real estate development training is highly regarded across the country.  Check out GAGDC's Khayeem Anderson <SSA#32/#69 Program Mgr>  and Tonya Walls <Housing & Senior Services Program Administrator>, pictured below. 
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17TH WARD SERVICE OFFICE

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Fall Health Fair on the Block

Join us for the fall health fair on the block, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, 10am-2pm, 79th Racine. See you there!

New Metra station coming to Auburn Gresham neighborhood

After years of planning, Metra and government officials on Monday announced a timetable to design and start construction of a new station in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the city’s South Side.

14th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival Another Huge Success!

14th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival Another Huge Success!

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