Establishing New Approaches to Neighborhood Redevelopment
The federally-funded Neighborhood Stabilization Program has been combating a challenging housing market that affects neighborhoods across large sections of Chicago. Its primary focus is on areas of the South, West and North sides that can serve as catalysts for revitalization of larger areas around them. If the recession and credit crisis are prolonged, as many experts fear, the program will at the least help neighborhoods minimize the damage, bring up the bottom of their downward curve, and begin recovery sooner than if no intervention had taken place.
By creating high-quality, energy efficient housing and arranging for tiered subsidies based on income levels and neighborhoods, the program has re-ignited local markets, locked in affordability for buyers and renters, and supported local economic development and job growth. It has helped launch increased local confidence, protect recent and planned investments and set the stage for a turn around in local markets and an upsurge in private redevelopoment. See a list of properties, indicating their development status. For more details, watch this video....
In the news—The two hope the gallery, part of the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program, will revitalize 47th Street, which in the 1930s and "40s bustled with commerce.
News—On October 26, Mercy Portfolio Services hosted a tour of rehabbed houses in Pullman and West Pullman, all available to qualified buyers through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
News—Mercy Portfolio Service's Homebuyer Fair at the Kroc Community Center drew prospective buyers from throughout the Chicago area to learn about the Neighborhood Stabilization Program and the… Continue
News—Prospective home buyers - lots of them - recently toured formerly vacant, foreclosed houses in Logan Square and Hermosa that have been renovated through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program and are… Continue
News—Katie Ludwig, an assistant commissioner dealing with foreclosure mitigation in the Chicago’s Department of Housing and Economic Development, discusses the impact of the Neighborhood… Continue
News—Rahm Emanuel tours West Humboldt rehab and explains the city’s Micro-Market approach.
News—Apartment buildings that have been acquired and renovated through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program are now accepting applications from tenants.
News—The one-two punch of the foreclosure epidemic and Great Recession is teaching community development practitioners to build more effective partnerships, get closer to local conditions … and… Continue
News—Pilot program due this fall aims to buy and renegotiate mortgages so working families are not foreclosed
News—Rehabbed, for-sale NSP houses were the subject of a recent tour in the historic Pullman and Roseland neighborhoods.
October 26 Trolley Tour Photos!
Homebuyer Fair 2013!
NSP buildings among CAR Good Neighbor winners
NSP buildings at 5520-30 S. Prairie Ave., developed by Theodore Mazola and Prairie Park, LLC, and 5521 W. Gladys Ave., developed by Christopher Woods and Three Corners, LLC, were among 58 winners of the Chicago Association of Realtors 2012 Good Neighbor Awards. Winners are determined based on their quality construction, service to a special population, green benefits, market value and architectural significance.
Apartments for rent!
A number of apartment buildings acquired through NSP in a variety of neighborhoods have been renovated and apartments in those buildings are now available for rent. Others are expected to be completed shortly. A new rental section lists where those apartments are and when they will be on the rental market.
Maps of NSP neighborhoods
See larger map.
See a list of properties indicating their development status as of 7.1.14.
Census tract maps for NSP2 neighborhoods, including Albany Park, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Grand Boulevard, Grand Crossing, Humboldt Park, Logan Square/Hermosa, South Chicago, South Lawndale, Washington Park and Woodlawn.
NSP3 PROGRAM INFORMATION
NSP 3 Amendment
See the City of Chicago's amendment to its NSP 3 application.