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Chicago Neighborhood Rebuild Training Pilot Program Unveils First Property

Chicago Neighborhood Rebuild Training Pilot Program Unveils First Property unveils Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation’s (GAGDC) newly rehabbed property located at 7227 S. Vincennes Street in Chicago’s Auburn-Gresham neighborhood.

Auburn Gresham Housing “Decorative Design Disguise Decal Project” Is Underway

The Your Voice Matter (YVM) Community Housing Action Taskforce is working on strategies to “increase the safety and security of neighborhoods, by focusing on beautification efforts and neighborhood investment…” improving the appearance of vacancies, with decorative disguises. Read more for details on this innovative community work.

Is Your Roof Or Porch In Bad Shape? Apply For A City Grant To Fix It

Small apartment buildings with roofs and porches in bad shape can apply for a city grant to cover the cost of repairs. Residents can apply online or by calling 311.

Auburn Gresham, Chicago's Fifth $1 Large Lot Purchase Program Ends Up Number One!

If you own land in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, for the past few months you had a chance to buy up two vacant lots, from the City of Chicago for only $1 and proof of ownership on the block. Huge kudos to a community that showed up and almost bought out!

Going for Gold

The "Your Voice Matters" Housing Task Force meeting on February 4th to discuss strategies for the 2016 Quality-of-Life Plan in Auburn Gresham. The main organization leading the large charge for the plan development is NHS Auburn Gresham, along with the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) playing an instrumental role in co-writing, co-facilitating, and increasing community awareness. 

MyHome by Freddie Mac

MyHome by Freddie Mac

Your Voice Matters February Task Force Schedule

Your Voice Matters February task force schedule. Feel free to download and copy for your neighbors and friends!

"Season's Blessings" for Veteran's New Beginnings Celebration!

Veterans New Beginnings would like for you or a representative, to join us for a night of "Season's Blessings for our Veteran's" on Decebmer 17, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, 8031 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60620.

HOME NEWS: HARP & HAMP have been EXTENDED through 2016

On Friday, Many 8th, FHFA Director Watt announced that the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) and the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) have been extended through 2016.

Community Plan To "Reoccupy Buildings In 2015!"

On a brisk and snowy Halloween Day, representatives from the city of Chicago's Department of Planning and Development (DPD) convened community-based organizations from the thirteen (13) participating communities for a Micro-Market Recovery Program (MMRP) community partner workshop.

Passport To Auburn Gresham Trolley Tour Gets Stamp of Approval

An old-fashioned Trolley Tour of the Auburn Gresham area was offered, August 30th, as part of the Pillars of Auburn Gresham red carpet celebration held last month. Two separate reserved-filled red Trolley tours, originated at the Greater Auburn Gresham Development office, located at 7901 S. Racine. It was a great morning filled with discussions on real estate lending, available properties, reviatlization, and a bit of rich history. Residents were delighted to get a passport program, to collect stamps throughout the morning.

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