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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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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!
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…
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…
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…
Mayor Lightfoot to announce city partnership with BMO Harris Bank to reinvest in South, West Sides
Mayor Lori Lightfoot will join the CEO of BMO Harris Bank Monday to announce a new initiative, INVEST South/West, to revitalize communities on Chicago's South and 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
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…
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…
14TH ANNUAL 79TH STREET RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
It's finally time! 79th Street is closing for the weekend, for our 14th annual 79th Street RenFest. Come and celebrate with us. This year we are raising awareness and $$s to Rebuild79. Join us by…
Join Us on the Journey to Reimagine, Rebuild and Revitalize 79th Street!
Join the campaign to help the Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle Building and other redevelopment projects become our neighborhood reality on 79th Street. #Rebuild79

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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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