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For Generations, The South And West Sides Have Been Shut Out Of Housing Near Public Transit. A New Plan Aims To Change That
"We want to make sure that these transit-oriented projects are led by the community and owned by the community and do not displace people when they get built," one community leader said.
Development Without Gentrification: Garfield Green Housing Plan Aims To Spur Growth, Maintain Affordability On West Side
Historically, transit-oriented development has been centered in more affluent areas. A new plan for rapidly gentrifying Garfield Park puts longtime residents first.
A model to prevent a wave of evictions in the wake of coronavirus recession
A new coalition in East Garfield Park is aiming to head off displacement, gentrification and a land grab by speculators by protecting affordable housing and heeding the lessons of 2008.
New coalition takes aim at displacement
The Preserving Affordability Together Garfield Park Housing Coalition seeks to hold developers accountable.
Coronavirus Across Chicago: East Garfield Park
All Chicago neighborhoods have been hit hard by shutdowns related to the coronavirus, but lower-income communities that rely on social service organizations are facing a unique set of challenges.
With East Garfield Park Ripe For Gentrification, Residents Draw Up Blueprint To Protect Themselves
The community-driven plan was created over the past year in response to rising rents and new development coming to the area.
East Garfield Park residents fight rising home prices to prevent displacement as West Loop developments push west
Home prices in East Garfield Park have increased by 20% in 2018, making it the highest in Chicago.
Three Ideas Could Shift Housing from Outputs to Outcomes
In October, the Urban Institute challenged attendees at the Foundations for the Future of Housing conference to design an intervention that could increase stability, well-being, or racial…
Using Data to Inform Community-Driven Decision Making in East Garfield Park
A critical component of the Institute for Housing Studies’ (IHS) applied research model includes technical assistance to community groups and custom data analysis that illustrates different…
City Wants To Fix Dangerous West Side Streets By Adding Bike Lanes, Pedestrian Islands And More With $6 Million Infrastructure Plan
GARFIELD PARK — Some of the most dangerous streets in the city for deadly crashes are on the West Side. Now, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and West Side community members are hoping to change that with…
Member spotlight: Garfield Park Community Council
Allen Bosbyshell is an AmeriCorps/VISTA staffer at the Garfield Park Community Council and answered the survey this month. He works with GPCC’s Housing Specialist La Shone Kelly to increase…
These are the 14 candidates running for Chicago mayor
Here's what you need to know about each of them.
Chicago Neighborhoods Front and Center at Forum for Mayoral Candidates
Hundreds of Chicagoans from Belmont Cragin to the southeast side packed an auditorium at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Saturday—many of them arriving from their neighborhoods in…
More than 1,000 people pack UIC's mayoral candidate forum focused on improving all Chicago neighborhoods
A standing-room-only crowd of more than 1,000 people packed the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum on Saturday morning to watch a Chicago mayoral forum focused on doing more to improve all of…
Rising housing prices in distressed neighborhoods foster new worries about gentrification
Some parts of Chicago that historically have seen a pattern of disinvestment are experiencing a significant uptick in housing prices, as a strong economy attracts investors to more neighborhoods.
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…
Enrolling in energy savings programs
Housing Counselor LaShone Kelly talks about the benefits of enrolling in energy education and savings programs.
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.
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.
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.
White House Award for Safer Foundation
Diane Williams, CEO of East Garfield Park's Safer Foundation, was awarded a Champion of Change recipient for the organization's innovative and proven programs supporting formerly incarcerated…
Neighborhood Stabilization: 1 Year Later A Year in the Life of a Foreclosure Rehab
Over the past year and a half, Melvin Bailey, head of the Community Male Empowerment Project, has been working as a developer under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, a federal program to rehab…
Residents, city officials give problem liquor store the boot, encourage healthy foods in East Garfield Park
Local residents take a stand to oust troubled liquor store.
New houses, local jobs make for better neighborhoods
Developer Melvin Bailey is putting local people to work, renovating foreclosed East Garfield Park homes through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
On West Walnut Street the scenery looks a little brighter
The transformation of empty, foreclosed East Garfield Park houses into affordable, for-sale homes is the latest positive trend in the West Side neighborhood.