Neighborhood Planning In Chicago
THE CANDO DEED PROGRAM:
Demonstrating, Enabling, and Empowering Development
Pat Bell, Director of DEED - 312-372-2636 x. 231
Holly Marshall, Assoc. Dir. of DEED - 312-372-2636 x. 224
Veronica Gonzalez, Assoc. Dir. of DEED - 312-372-2636 x. 230
Are you a nonprofit in one of Chicago's low- to
moderate-income neighborhoods? A community
development corporation? A community organizing
group? A merchants' association? A church? A
DEED can provide you with the Neighborhood
Planning and Organizational Development
assistance that is crucial to your redevelopment
plans for your local retail and industrial
- How does one apply for Planning Now assistance from the City?
- How do I find corporate board members that will bring the funding I need?
- How do I formulate a redevelopment plan for my neighborhood?
- What can I do about the run-down,
abandoned storefronts on the main
thoroughfare in my neighborhood?
- Who do I contact at the City?
DEED staff celebrate the opening of a new Osco
Drugstore in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood,
located near 79th and Halsted.
"The expertise and professionalism CANDO
brings to community development is
unmatched. They are the proven experts in
- Rev. Michael L. Pfleger, Pastor, Saint
DEED CAN HELP!!!
History of DEED
Through the DEED program, CANDO provides
technical assistance and brokers financing for
low- and moderate-income neighborhoods in
Chicago to plan and implement their own
development strategies. In severely distressed
neighborhoods, community organizations struggle
with the complexities of the development
process: soliciting community input; devising
redevelopment plans; negotiating with local
government agencies; identifying and acquiring
sites; and attracting developers and end users.
Neighborhood revitalization efforts challenge
even experienced practitioners and can overwhelm
DEED is grounded in the theory of "comprehensive
community-building," which acknowledges the
unique character, priorities, and strengths of
each neighborhood. In the past five years, a
number of low-income communities have solicited
our expertise to empower community stakeholders
to analyze, plan and implement development
strategies. We bring in our expertise and teach
concepts such as joint venturing. We also
provide the neighborhood organization with a
consultant paid by CANDO.
The GAPPIE Development Corporation used
Empowerment Zone Funds to transform this mall in
the historic Bronzeville community on Chicago's
South Side. DEED has assisted with this, and many
other projects in the area.