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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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We're Hiring More Community Program Managers!
We'hiring, check out the details and reach out if there is interest!
16TH ANNUAL RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 10, 2022  10AM - 8PM
Join Us for the 16TH ANNUAL RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL ♦ SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 10AM - 8PM!
Upcoming City of Chicago Business Education Webinars
Upcoming BACP Business Education Webinars through March 19th and many more updates...
INVEST South/West Auburn Gresham Artist-in-Residence Closing Out the Summer with a Bang!
Colors of Community, Dorian Sylvain's capstone project as Artist-in-Residence for Auburn Gresham with the city's INVEST South/West initiative, unveiling and dedication, Saturday, August 13th.
ComEd Extends Deadline for Nonprofits to Apply for $1.8 Million in Grants to Support Climate-Friendly Programs
ComEd Extends Deadline for Nonprofits to Apply for $1.8 Million in Grants to Support Climate-Friendly Programs
Illinois’ sales tax holiday on back-to-school gear starts Friday
Shoppers in Illinois looking to stock up on school supplies, clothing and other back-to-school gear can look forward to saving a bit on sales tax starting Friday, August 5 - August 14, 2022.
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!
Searching for solutions to gun violence: Health Lifestyle Hub planned for Auburn Gresham
CHICAGO (CBS) – This September, the Healthy Lifestyle Hub will fully open its doors in the Auburn Gresham community.
Auburn Gresham Metra station will complement 79th Street corridor revitalization
Auburn Gresham Metra station will complement 79th Street corridor revitalization
United Way Impact Grants – Additional information session and office hours
United Way Metro Chicago - Community Impact Grant, increased our capacity for July 6th's session, and have also added a session on July 7 th at 1pm.
Auburn Gresham Seniors Came Together to "Sing the Blues"
Breakfast and Blues...
Elevating Stories of #Climate Equity on Chicago Access Network (CAN TV)
Watch GAGDC team in the June episode of "Elevating Stories of Climate Equity. You Tube or CAN TV. Click on story to get details on the link!
Case studies on how Data Equity Cohort Members use Cityscape, including GAGDC's Christa Hunt
Anjulie Rao wrote four case studies from interviews with, from left to right, Ms. Cassandra Sneed, Christa Hunt (GAGDC), Carlos Robles-Shanahan, and Felicia Slaton-Young.
The South Side is getting a facility to turn food waste into natural gas
GAGDC is one the largest class b investors in a renewable gas project in Auburn Gresham will include a anaerobic food digester that will use food waste to produce renewable natural gas.
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!
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)…
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.

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Mission

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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