Transforming Communities for Lasting Impact
What Defines a Thriving Neighborhood?
What does a vibrant, healthy neighborhood look like? High-performing neighborhoods rely upon cross-functional strategies to cultivate the success factors that create thriving communities:
10 Neighborhoods in 10 Years
The Redevelopment Authority's Neighborhood Revitalization strategy is a collaborative model for community revitalization - one that is scalable and flexible to respond to each community's varying needs.
GOAL: Transform 10 neighborhoods over 10 years, creating lasting impact through residential properties and commercial businesses.
STRATEGY: Work with target communities to return vacant, blighted properties to productive use for neighborhood transformation and attraction of residents through four key areas:
This strategy is already making a major impact in the first target neighborhoods, Bond Hill, Roselawn, Evanston, and Walnut Hills.
How We Select Neighborhoods
The Redevelopment Authority identifies target neighborhoods through an intentional, data-driven approach, analyzing key needs and indicators including:
See our Neighborhood Revitalization Projects
Lead organization (capacity)
Established housing plan
Additional City / County resources
Private developers already working in neighborhood
Blight and dangerous crime hot spots
Acute disinvestment and fallout from foreclosure crisis
High vacancy and tax delinquencies