National Disaster Resilience Competition

The City of Chicago was invited by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's to submit a Phase II application for the National Disaster Resilience Competition.

The City of Chicago gathered community input through ten workshops held during the months of February and September (See below). Thank you to our residents, business owners, and other stakeholders for your input throughout both the Phase I and Phase II planning processes. The public input gathered through these community workshops was considered throughout the process of developing the City's Phase II draft application.

The draft Phase II application can be accessed here.

We welcome your feedback on this draft.

The City of Chicago will host a public hearing on its Phase II draft application to National Disaster Resilience Competition on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

Garfield Park Conservatory
Community Room
Registration will begin at 4:30 pm. The public hearing will begin at 5:00 pm.

Facility is accessible to the mobility impaired.

Interpreters for the hearing impaired and Spanish speaking will be provided.

Download the public hearing notice flyer.


Community Workshops

The Chicago Resilience Team hosted a series of community workshops to discuss how greening a community can help a neighborhood and its residents recover from incidents of extreme weather, reduce damage to private property and provide additional quality of life improvements.

Phase I Workshops:

Meetings scheduled from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

  • Monday, Feb. 9, Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake St. Chicago
  • Tuesday, Feb. 10, North Lawndale Homan Sq. Park, 3517 W. Arthington Chicago
  • Wednesday, Feb. 11, Humboldt Park Humboldt Park, 1400 N. Sacramento Chicago
  • Tuesday, Feb. 17, Little Village St. Agnes of Bohemia Bishop Manz Hall, 2658 S. Central Park Chicago
  • Wednesday, Feb. 18, Garfield Park Conservatory Community Room, 300 N. Central Park Chicago

For more information, download the flyer.


Phase II Workshops:

Meetings scheduled from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, unless noted otherwise.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 9, East & West Garfield Park, Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave. Chicago
  • Tuesday, Sept. 15, Humboldt Park, Nia Family Center, 744 N. Monticello Ave. Chicago (6:00 to 8:00 pm)
  • Thursday, Sept. 17, Little Village, Madero Middle School, 3202 W. 28th St. Chicago
  • Monday, Sept. 21, North Lawndale, Lawndale Christian Health Center, 3824 W. Ogden Ave. Chicago
  • Tuesday, Sept. 22, Austin, Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake St. Chicago 

For more information, download the flyer.


If you are unable to attend, please send written comments to the Office of the Mayor, City Hall, Room 406, 121 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602, or email to Written comments will be accepted through October 24, 2015.

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