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UPDATE: Neighborhood Opportunity Fund is open! Apply by Friday, Sept. 24

than $4 million in funding available for small businesses, non-profits and cultural institutions across Chicago’s West, Southwest and South sides. The deadline for applications is Friday, Sept. 24. 

Auburn Gresham Evaluation Committee - Video Recap

Evergreen/Imagine development team DPD hosted an Evaluation Committee last week on July 22, 2021. Click the link in story to see the meeting video recap.

JUNE 8th, INVEST South/West Initiative Starts Series of Community Engagement Meetings!

INVEST South/West Initiative, invites you to our series of community engagements starting on June 8, 2021, with two more planned meetings to follow!

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?

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. 

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 cultural programs for Auburn Gresham, Austin, Englewood and new city back of the yards!

AUBURN GRESHAM SAYS THANK YOU TOO AS-- Mayor Lightfoot Celebrates Accomplishments of Invest South/West on One-Year Anniversary!

AUBURN GRESHAM SAYS THANK YOU and LET'S GET STARTED! AS Mayor’s signature initiative has laid the foundation for equitable, long-term economic development in 10 South and West Side communities and catalyzed nearly $400 million of committed investment. 

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 investment and economic growth in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. A total of 76 Community Development Entities (CDEs) were awarded tax credit allocations, made through the calendar year (CY) 2019 round of the New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program).

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 included a  broad overview of the initiative, performances by local artists, and an open house with planning exercises for each community area, youth activities and food from local chefs.

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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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