LISC Chicago's New Communities Program
January 16, 2007
The New Communities Program is a long-term initiative of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)/Chicago to support comprehensive community development in 16 Chicago neighborhoods. Since 1998 this program has worked to rejuvenate challenged communities, bolster those in danger of losing ground, and preserve the diversity of areas in the path of gentrification. Plans for these neighborhoods were unveiled in May 2005, and since that time NCP staff have been working to implement the plans. APA's Illinois chapter recognized their work with an award at the chapter's recent conference.
In this program, Joel Bookman, Director of Programs for LISC/Chicago, talked about this initiative's planning process and what has resulted so far for these communities.