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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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PPP opened to all lenders extended through May 31...
PPP opened to all lenders extended to May 31st!
Upcoming City of Chicago Business Education Webinars
Upcoming BACP Business Education Webinars through March 19th and many more updates...
Catalyzing Neighborhood Investment: Webinar
How to Direct Public & Private Investment to Black & Latinx Neighborhoods to Scale Held Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
Catalyzing Neighborhood Investment: Webinar Registration
How to Direct Public & Private Investment to Black & Latinx Neighborhoods to Scale CATALYZING NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT, Tuesday, January 26, 2021
U of I Board of Trustees approves Mile Square lease
The University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved a lease on Thursday for a new Mile Square health clinic in Auburn Gresham, in the Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle HUB.
INVEST South/West Auburn Gresham RFP Sole Pitch: Evergreen Imagine
Auburn Gresham Invest SouthWest pitch by sole developer?
Register Now for the Upcoming Illinois Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE) Webinars
he Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity joined the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI) in opening the $25 million Rebuild Distressed…
"teamwork, makes the dream work"
Huge final steps -- Finance Committee, votes Yes, for AG Healthy Lifestyle Building resources.
With the Competition for the Chicago Prize Behind Them, South and West Side Community Organizations Keep Doing the Work
Solutions are not easy, but these projects are at the forefront of the conversation from organizers continuing to do the daily work of building coalitions to shore up power.
Stimulating Economic Growth in Vital Communities
Organizations in Chicago’s Vital Communities spur development to increase the power of residents as they advance socially beneficial projects.
Artists in Residence in four INVEST South/West neighborhoods - Auburn Gresham Selected Dorian Sylvain!
Mayor Lightfoot announced the artist residence program in four neighborhoods on the south and west sides. artists were selected through a community led process. This will lead to public art and…
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
Auburn Gresham Wins the Inaugural Chicago Prize!
Auburn Gresham Wins the Inaugural Chicago Prize!
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…

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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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