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Rent on the rise: How high will rent in Chicago climb?

Denitha Polk, like many other Chicago residents with low- to-moderate income, is challenged with financial and other barriers to finding rental housing she can afford.

A report released recently by The Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University shows Cook County rentals “remain” unaffordable for the majority of low- and moderate-income households with an increasing gap in the number of available affordable units and the number of renters who need them...

Harnessing the Power of Collaboration to Create Opportunity in Chicago

We all know that small business is the growth engine of any economy. This is even more true for distressed communities where jobs are hard to come by, crime rates are high and access to fresh food is limited. To deepen Accion’s impact and with an eye towards Accion’s long term sustainability, I spent the better part of the last four years spearheading a joint venture to create The Hatchery Chicago, a $34 million facility that will be the region’s premier food and beverage business incubator when it opens later this year.  

Fruit Orchard will Add to Selection at West Side Neighborhood Market

The Garfield Park Community Council recently announced that they would be moving forward with plans to create the Garfield Park Eco Orchard in the community that would add a new variety of fresh produce to their existing neighborhood market.

An orchard on the West Side? After City Council vote and $500K in funding, the idea could come to fruition

The Chicago City Council recently voted unanimously to approve spending $500,000 to build a fruit orchard somewhere on the stretch of 5th Avenue, between Kedzie Avenue and Sacramento Boulevard.

ABC7 story on the groundbreaking for The Hatchery.

ABC7 interviews Angela Taylor and community residents at the groundbreaking for The Hatchery.

Rick Bayless to offer Food Service Training for Youth at The Hatchery

Chef Rick Bayless of the Frontera Foundation announces job training for youth at The Hatchery starting in 2018.

Chicago Kitchen Incubator Will Be More Than Just a Place to Cook

GPCC's Angela Taylor is featured in the story about the impact The Hatchery will have.

Announcing The Hatchery - a new food incubator for Garfield Park

Mayor Emanuel announces development of The Hatchery in Garfield Park.

CBS2 TV piece on the opening of The Hatchery

The GPCC's Angela Taylor is interviewed in a CBS2 news piece on the announcement of The Hatchery on July 11, 2017.

Enrolling in energy savings programs

Housing Counselor LaShone Kelly talks about the benefits of enrolling in energy education and savings programs.

Food Business Incubator Planned for Garfield Park

http://www.austinweeklynews.com/News/Articles/12-7-2016/Food-business-incubator-planned-for-Garfield-Park/

CBS2 TV interview with GPCC Wellness Coordinator Angela Taylor

CBS 2 in Chicago interviews GPCC Wellness Coordinator Angela Taylor about Garfield Park Community Gardens and the Neighborhood Market.

Chicago Parent Magazine on the GPCC's Neighborhood Market

Chicago Parent blog on the GPCC's Neighborhood Market

NBC5 Television Interview with GPCC Wellness Coordinator Angela Taylor

NBC5 TV interviews GPCC Wellness Coordinator and Chicago Dept.of Health  Director about the benefits of PlayStreets.

Chicago Tribune: Meet the Musical Kelly Family

Meet the incredibly talented family of GPCC Housing Specialist LaShone Kelly

Chicago Tribune - Residents Get Behind $1 City Lot Program

GPCC Executive Director Mike Tomas talks about the success of the Large Lots Program in East Garfild Park.

Flower, Food Gardens Bloom at Millennium Park

Community leaders Angela Taylor and Christie Webber are interviewed by ABC7's Frank Mathie about Garfield Park's contributions to the gardens at Millennium Park.

Big Data + Large Lots = Fast Start for City Program

GPCC Board Member Marie Cole talks with LISC Chicago about the City's Large Lots Program as it comes to Garfield Park. 

East Garfield Park $1 Lot Program Begins July 1 2014

$1 Lot Program begins July 1 in East Garfield Park.  

City's vacant adjacent lot purchase program coming to Garfield Park

The City of Chicago talks about the success of its pilot program to sell vacant lots for $1 to adjacent homeowners.   The program is expanding to Garfield Park in July.  

Chicago Artists Month: October 25-27, 2013

Chicago Artist Month: October 2013

What started as one Garfield Park garden blooms into so much more

What started as one Garfield Park garden blooms into so much more

Garfield Council Aims for Safer Kedzie

Question: How do you announce to the neighborhood that an inner-city commercial corner with a dicey reputation is now safe for strolling and shopping?

Answer: With music … lots of music, plus crowds of people blissed-out on R&B, pop, funk, jazz and gospel.

Green Tie Event: New Community Greenhouse in West Garfield Park

Green Tie Event: New Community Greenhouse in West Garfield Park

Local Youth, Musicians begin a cultural exchange between Chicago’s West Side and Youth, Artists and Musicians in Santo Andre, Brazil

Local Youth, Musicians begin a cultural exchange between Chicago’s West Side and Youth, Artists and Musicians in Santo Andre, Brazil

March 22, 2012

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