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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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NBDC update: Chicago Tightening Restrictions in Response to Second Wave of COVID-19
Commissioner Rosa Escareno joined Mayor Lightfoot and the Public Health Commissioner to announce the reinstatement of targeted business restrictions to combat the recent and alarming rise of COVID-19…
Meet Auburn Gresham - United Way of Metro Chicago Neighborhood Network
United Way Metro Chicago Highlights Auburn Gresham's Neigborhood Network work. That's what's up!
GAGDC Hiring for AmeriCorps Auburn Gresham Neighborhood Data Analyst Position APPLY BY TODAY!
GAGDC is looking to hire an AmeriCorps member to support our data analysis work for the Auburn Gresham Neigbhorhood Network! Apply by September 4th. Good with technology? Like to work with real data,…
IMPACT ALPHA: The Week's Agent of Impact
Maurice Jones, Local Initiatives Support Corp. Jones has had a busy summer. Community development financial institutions are an overnight sensation three decades in the making, and Jones’ Local…
AGREEN THUMB’S - UP
State gives boost to urban farm project that is expected to bring jobs, food, renewable energy to South Side
Chicago Group Given $10 Million For Community Redevelopment In Auburn Gresham
The “Always Growing, Auburn Gresham” group received the grant from the Pritzker Traubert Foundation to advance a plan to turn the four-story building into a “Healthy Lifestyle…
The State of Illinois and Green Era Announce $32M Investment in New Renewable Energy & Urban Farming Campus on Chicago’s South Side
The State of Illinois and Green Era Announce $32M Investment in New Renewable Energy & Urban Farming Campus on Chicago’s South Side.
Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle HUB Proclaims Hope for a Deserving Community
In a neighborhood that for generations has been disinvested now comes a financial windfall. "Now we're here proclaiming, yes! There's hope being instilled, there's resources coming," said Carlos…
Auburn Gresham Project Wins $10 Million Prize From Charitable Foundation
The Pritzker Traubert Foundation’s Chicago Prize will help bring a community inclusive of an urban farming campus , a long vacant building anchored by a health center, urban farm to life.
Auburn Gresham wins $10M to revitalize neighborhood
Auburn Gresham won $10 million to help revitalize parts of the neighborhood
Pritzker Traubert Foundation announces recipient of the Chicago Prize - Official Press Release
Always Growing, Auburn Gresham has been awarded the first ever Chicago Prize, a $10 million grant competition of the Pritzker Traubert Foundation that sought to invest in collaborative initiatives…
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…
Your Neighborhood: Auburn Gresham | Community Reporting Series
Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood is a majority Black, working-class community that at the beginning of the pandemic was considered a hot spot for cases of COVID-19; the neighborhood saw…
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,…
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…
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…
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.
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!

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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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