|This foreclosed home at 3352 W. Walnut St. required a total gut rehab to make it livable again. (Photo by Brad)|
In the 18 months since the shooting, the liquor store is gone, calls for service to the 11th Police District have declined, new businesses are being recruited, and foreclosed homes are being rehabbed under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program to create affordable housing for families.
The Community Male Em-powerment Project is working with the City of Chicago Department of Housing, Mercy Portfolio Services, the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, and East Garfield Park leaders to rehab foreclosed houses and sell them to qualified families. The first home, at 3352 West Walnut, was recently unveiled, a second is up for sale, and a third is under construction.
Most NSP properties have been vacant for at least a year. The amount of work required to make NSP houses livable varies from total gut rehab to less comprehensive construction.
For information on obtaining NSP houses, go online to chicagonsp.org or call the Chicago Department of Housing & Economic Development.