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CDFI Fund Announces More Than $3.5 Billion in New Markets Tax Credits

Washington-- The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced $3,548,485,000 in New Markets Tax Credits today that will spur investment and economic growth in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. A total of 76 Community Development Entities (CDEs) were awarded tax credit allocations, made through the calendar year (CY) 2019 round of the New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program).

Mayor's Office Announced CARE ACT Funding For Two Projects

Mayor's Office Announced CARE ACT Funding For Two Projects in the running for the Chicago Prize.

Together Now: Chicago’s Fund to Rebuild Our Neighborhoods

In collaboration with the City of Chicago, The Chicago Community Trust and One Chicago Fund have launched the Together Now fund to raise funds from certain Chicago’s philanthropies, corporations, and individuals and from other federal and City funds, all of which will be granted to entities that will in turn make grants to small businesses across the City.

Glimpses from the front lines: Food and compassion during COVID-19

The new pop-up partners, like the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation, are feeding people in communities that have suffered for years from disinvestment, structural racism, and as a result, high rates of food insecurity. 

Rapid Resource Information Line - TOPICS@2pm June Week #6 Lineup!

Join us every day for interesting topics around community engagement, health, finances, COVID-19 updates and many more! The latest topics for GAGDC's Rapid Resource Information Line (RRIL), call in everyday to 1-727-731-8195, from 1:55pm - 2:15pmto hear 5-10 minutes of key topics to keep you connnected. 

COVID-19 Response Effort - Food Stability Pop-Up

When a already existing food desert becomes even more arid, Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) Pops-up into a call to action,

Anonymous African American donors step up to tackle food insecurity during COVID-19 pandemic

ABC News Live takes us inside Chicago's Auburn Gresham community.

Topics @2pm: Call the Rapid Resource Information Line!

The latest topics for GAGDC's Rapid Resource Information Line (RRIL), call in everyday to 1-727-731-8195, from 1:55pm - 2:15pm, to hear 5-10 minutes of key topics to keep you connnected.

Auburn Gresham COVID-19 VIRTUAL Town Hall Recap

The City's Racial Equity Rapid Response Team (RERRT) https://www.chicago.gov/…/press…/2020/april/RERRTUpdate.html - is partnering with local community organizations and is hosting tele-town halls to provide targeted information and receive direct input from residents in communities that have been most heavily impacted.

COVID-19 virtual town hall meeting for Auburn Gresham Residents 4/25!

The Office of Mayor Lori E Lightfoot and the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation invite you join a COVID-19 virtual town hall meeting for residents living in or near Auburn Gresham.

Auburn Gresham COVID-19 Community VIRTUAL TOWN HALL

Join the Office of the Mayor, the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corp and Neighborhood Network Partners this Saturday, 4/25th, at 10:30am for a VIRTUAL TOWN HALL on FACEBOOK or Call In 1-312-535-8110 Access Code: 964 351 919 Access code: 964 351 919. 

TONIGHT, 4/22 7PM CT |Regina Hall, Anthony Anderson, Kelly Rowland to host BET COVID-19 Benefit Concert Saving Ourselves
WBEZ RESET: The Latest On The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund
United Way of Metro Chicago and The Chicago Community Trust created The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund to support nonprofits serving many in need.
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

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.

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

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