It’s here: Belmont Cragin Quality of Life Plan! | Plan de Calidad de Vida

It is with great excitement that we are able to share the Belmont Cragin Quality of Life Plan. Big thanks to everyone who has taken part in this collaborative planning effort; the plan is a true reflection of the community voices and individual efforts by all.

Please click the links below to view the Belmont Cragin Quality of Life Plan and Executive Summary.

Belmont Cragin ha sido y sigue siendo un gran lugar para vivir, para crecer, para criar una familia o abrir un negocio. Al trabajar juntos Belmont Cragin se convertirá en un vecindario donde las familias trabajadoras tienen los recursos que necesitan para una vida mejor.


Highlights from the 1st Community Meeting

“What do you want to see changed in this community?  What do you want for our community?” asked James Rudyk, Jr., executive director of the Northwest Side Housing Cener (NWSHC), to kick off the first meeting of the Belmont Cragin Quality of Life Plan Community Meeting that was held on Wednesday, June 17th at Steinmetz High School.

More than 200 community residents, business owners, students, CPS parents elected officials and other stakeholders learned about how the plan is being created.  They heard about issues and opportunities for the future of the neighborhood. Most importantly, they gave their ideas about how to make Belmont Cragin stronger.

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In the news…

Belmont Cragin community organizes for higher quality of life

Steinmetz Star | Online Edition

In order to create a “quality of life plan,” more than 200 Belmont Cragin community members joined organizers from the Northwest side Housing Center to share their ideas.

“I want to applaud the organizers for assembling this group of concerned citizens,” said Gilbert Villegas, alderman of the 36th ward.

“I look forward to supporting this initiative and others like it. To have this buy in and participation from the community gives me hope that together we will make Belmont Cragin a better place for our businesses, families and more importantly our youth.”

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Photos by Teska Associates, Inc.