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Business, Housing, Economic Development

New businesses including then LaSalle Bank (now Bank of America), Walgreens and BJ's Bakery have added vitality to the Auburn Gresham business community, which includes a range of service, food and retail enterprises.

Additionally, there is a host of new and affordable housing development for senior citizens to young urban professionals.

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Behind on Housing Due to COVID-19
Behind on Housing Due to COVID-19 due to COVID-19? Keep reading resources are available.
GAGDC and Elevate Amp up for Seniors!
...with the first 20 seniors scheduled for application intake, GAGDC was amped up with the collaboration of Elevate.
MAPSCorps is Hiring!
MAPSCorps is Hiring for summer of 2022!
ARPA Funding - City, County, and State Grant Opportunities
REMINDER: ARPA Funding - City, County, and State Grant Opportunities
Celebrating Black History Month: Carlos Nelson Is Pounding The Pavement In Auburn Gresham
Celebrating Black History Month: Carlos Nelson with CBS News at Afro Joe's February airing Feb 25th!
Celebrating Black History Month: Carlos Nelson Is Pounding The Pavement In Auburn Gresham
Celebrating Black History Month: Carlos Nelson with CBS News at Afro Joe's February airing Feb 25th!
Rapid Info / Resource Call-in Line | Every Wednesday and Friday at 6PM | Call 551-241-6209
Please update your records, the new Rapid Info Response Line phone nmber is 551-241-6209. Dial in for community updates every Wednesday and Friday at 6pm. All are welcome to listen in!
Promoting Stronger Neighborhoods One Network and Partner at a Time - AGNN!
Auburn Gresham has a vision for a strong future. A collaboration of residents, businesses, partners and the city of Chicago are in it together!
CITY OF CHICAGO ANNOUNCES VACCINE REQUIREMENTS FOR RESTAURANTS, BARS, GYMS, AND OTHER INDOOR PUBLIC PLACES
Effective January 3, 2022 , for Chicago per Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP)…
Upcoming City of Chicago Business Education Webinars
Upcoming BACP Business Education Webinars through March 19th and many more updates...
Gov. Pritzker Announces $300 Million in Nation-Leading Child Care Recovery Grants
CHICAGO - Governor JB Pritzker and Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Secretary Grace B. Hou today announced that $300 million in new relief grants will be made available to child care…
First Reflections, "GAGDC Saved My Business"
We had just finished our first year of business and were ramping up for our second year...(continue to read reflections of a growing business owner)
79th TIF(s) Open through December 30, 2021 at 5pm
Applications are still open and due on December 30, 2021, by 5pm.
BACP ENCOURAGES CHICAGOANS TO SPEND BIG AND SHOP SMALL
BACP ENCOURAGES CHICAGOANS TO SPEND BIG AND SHOP SMALL, Neighborhood shopping campaigns brighten the holiday season!
UIC Neighborhood Centers to provide support for African American Communities
UIC has engaged over 60 community and UIC stakeholders in a collaborative effort to increase the enrollment and retention of African Americans.
Major progress at the Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle Hub
There’s been some major progress at the Auburn Gresham healthy lifestyle hub site since construction commenced in March.
Last Day to Apply for Back to Business Grant is 10/13/21
The last day for businesses to apply for the B2B grant program deadline is October 13th!
79th Street SBIF Open Oct. 1 - Oct. 31!
79th Street SBIF district is open for new applications this month. Please see below to find out which other SBIF districts are open for new applications this month and which districts are opening…
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot 2022 Budget Proposal
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot unveils the historic 2022 budgetproposal...
After A Year Hiatus, The 79th Street Renaissance Festival Crawl Is Back — Now With Auburn Gresham Tours
The decision to move forward with a safe and smaller version of the 79th Renaissance Festival was a decision of the community. The fest "done by the community and for the community" has attracted…
UPDATE: Neighborhood Opportunity Fund is open! Apply by Friday, Sept. 24
than $4 million in funding available for small businesses, non-profits and cultural institutions across Chicago’s West, Southwest and South sides. The deadline for applications is Friday, Sept.…
Auburn Gresham Annual Business Forum Recap
GAGDC business team brings back the annual business forum, in a virtual format. It was well received by local, city and state business leaders!
Auburn Gresham Evaluation Committee - Video Recap
Evergreen/Imagine development team DPD hosted an Evaluation Committee last week on July 22, 2021. Click the link in story to see the meeting video recap.
Auburn Gresham Healthy Hub Awarded Support from Chicago Bears!
Chicago Bears award the Healthy Hub $611,000!
Mental Heath Fair Draws Resources and to Address all Dimenisions Health
Be Kind to Your Mind was GAGDC's first health fair, touchingn all dimenions of health, yet focusing solely on mental health.

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To foster and promote revitalization of the community by designing and implementing programs that improve the community’s economic viability; increase availability of quality housing to people of different income levels, while maintaining and improving existing affordable housing; and enhance delivery of social services, particularly to senior citizens.

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