The Springfield Project

Solving Neighborhood Problems
Through Collaborations

Solving Neighborhood Problems
Through Collaboration

NSP Initiative

Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Initiative


The $1.4 Million Dollar NSP Initiative serves as a conduit to undertake the redevelopment of neighborhoods in east Springfield, Illinois.  The Springfield Project, together with the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, the Springfield Black Chamber of Commerce, and a consortium of businesses, organizations, churches, and individual partners, is leading a multi-pronged approach of demolition, land banking, rehabilitation, and new construction, which will represent the process towards revitalizing the area.  NSP is a significant component of this effort.

Nationally, the NSP initiative provides unique opportunities to remove crumbling houses, deteriorated buildings, occupancy prohibited signs, and other negative influences which accompany these housing conditions.  TSP's redevelopment strategy is being approached on several fronts by clearing blighted areas, developing vacant property, increasing home ownership, offering programs to increase minority-owned businesses, creating job-training programs, and reducing minority unemployment.

Collectively, the outcomes of these strategies will place Springfield's eastside community on a road to long-term stabilization.

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