To work collaboratively to develop, implement and sustain processes that improve the quality of life for individuals, families and businesses in the West Humboldt Park community.
Promote safety and advocate for residents, families and neighborhood support programs.
Advocate for community growth and sustainability.
Encourage business attraction, development, retention and growth.
The West Humboldt Park Family & Community Development Council (WHPFCDC) was established in 1992 focused on supporting the West Humboldt Park community. As a delegate agency for the city of Chicago we have facilitated numerous community projects and continue to work on the economic and residential development of the community. As our mission dictates, we work in partnership with other community organizations to empower this community towards continued growth and sustainability.
Economic Development Coordinator
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Co-Founder & Board President
Special Service Area 63
SSA #63 Commissioners
Neighborhood Housing Service
Nobel Network of Charter Schools
Special Service Areas, known as Business Improvement Districts are local tax districts that fund expanded services and programs through a localized property tax levy within contiguous areas. The enhanced services and programs are in addition to those currently provided through the City.
SSA-funded projects typically include but are not limited to:
Public Way Maintenance & Beautification
District Marketing and Advertising
Special Events and Promotional Activities
Auto and Bike Transit
Other Commercial and Economic Development Initiatives
The City contracts with local non-profits, called Service Providers, to manage SSAs. Appointed SSA Commissioners for each SSA district oversee and recommend the annual services, budget, and Service Provider Agency to the City. There are currently 53 active SSAs in Chicago.