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Quality-of-Life Planning 2020

This year LISC Chicago seeks to begin new work with up to two city of Chicago communities dedicated to leading continuous catalytic change. We are issuing a citywide call for groups of diverse community stakeholders to organize an outreach campaign and launch pilot projects in their neighborhoods.  These projects will culminate in the creation of a Community Assets & Opportunities Report, and set the stage for communities demonstrating wide and deep engagement to continue on and complete a comprehensive Quality-of-Life Plan (QLP).

Eligible communities are those with a large low-income population or those having experienced population shifts due to displacement or immigration, with a focus on the South and West Sides. Rather than individual organizations, LISC is inviting advisory committees to apply as a group (designating a fiscal agent) to jointly complete the Community Assets & Opportunities Report in up to six months’ time.

The advisory committee will work together to engage the broader community in documenting its history and assets, current opportunities and challenges, and anticipate shifts and trends in their larger environment. Selected applicants will participate in the Engagement Phase, which includes training, asset mapping and development of an outreach campaign.

For any questions or clarification please email

In case you missed the January 24th Information Session & Webinar, click here for a full recording of this session with Q&A .





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Quality-of-Life Planning 2020 Information Session & Webinar held January 24th 

Click here for the recording of the Webinar

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Is My Community Applying?

As described in the FAQ and presentation, multiple applications from the same community are less likely to be selected. 

LISC highly encourages organizations to contact other local partners who may be interested in applying ahead of the application deadline to explore a stronger joint application.  

 We will continue to update this list weekly until the application deadline

last updated 2/7/2020

List of Neighborhoods & Organizations