East Garfield Park is a mostly low-income, African-American community that sits outside the immediate radius of high-energy gentrification -- at least for now. Located two to three miles west of the Loop on the “El” Green Line, the community’s business sector was devastated and significant amounts of its population fled after the 1968 riots, and the neighborhood has never fully recovered.
News and articles
Failed mortgages continue to dog Chicago neighborhoods, but new or improved programs show promise
A how-to guide for putting your neighborhood on the map.
LISC/Chicago and NCP fund a variety of efforts to provide for those in need.
- Known for Edna's, intersection attracts CVS 12/2/2010
NCP Foreclosure Response Fund:
Lessons learned, more work ahead 11/19/2010
- Hoops in the Hood: More than a game 9/2/2010
- Hot town enjoys Hoops, markets, festivals 8/6/2010