Community Organization Partners

The Office of Planning and Economic Development would like to thank all of the wonderful organizations that partner with us to make a deeper impact on our community. These partners do all they can to make Springfield even more beautiful and welcoming for all of our citizens. Please take some time to visit their websites to learn more about who they are and what they do.


  • Nehemiah Expansion - The City provided funds to rehabilitate single-family homes for low-income families.
  • The Springfield Project - The City provided funds to The Springfield Project to demolish abandoned and neglected properties within their target neighborhood, the Neighborhood of Hope.
  • Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association - The City partnered with the Enos Park Neighborhood Association to develop a neighborhood master plan, as well as in the acquisition and rehabilitation of properties to improve the neighborhood utilizing tax increment financing.
  • Habitat for Humanity -  The City has worked with Habitat for Humanity in the past to provide land for new construction builds for their clients.
  • Justine Petersen -  The City provides funding to house in office a Justine Petersen loan counselor who assists Springfield Micro-Loan applicants with small business loans and loan counseling.
  • South Town Construction Center - The City provided funding for the rehabilitation of a facility that houses the South Town Construction Training Center which provides job training for City low-income persons. South Town Construction Center is located at 1005 N. 5th Street, Springfield, IL 62702.
  • Abundant Faith - The City is working with Abundant Faith to engage in the rehabilitation of four units in the Kings Court Development for Springfield low-income persons.
  • Springfield Center for Independent Living - The City provides funding for SCIL to provide emergency ramps and other American with Disabilities Act (ADA) modifications for low-income, disabled Springfield residents.
  • SPARC - The City provides Sparc with funding for accessibility and other rehabilitations for their facilities that benefit low-income, developmentally disabled Springfield residents.
  • Boys & Girls Club - The City provided funding to the Boys & Girls Club for rehabilitation of their facility. The Boys & Girls Club provides after-school development programs for low-income City youth.
  • Helping Hands - The City provides funding each winter to assist Helping Hands with operations of their Winter Warming Overflow Shelter for homeless persons in Springfield.
  • Fifth Street Renaissance - The City provides funds for the operation of the SOAR Program that helps homeless and low-income persons with Social Security Recovery.
  • Area Agency on Aging - The City provided funds to help make the entrance and parking lot ADA accessible for elderly persons in Springfield.
  • MERCY Communities - The City provides for the HMIS homeless tracking system.
  • United Way - The City partnered with United Way of Central Illinois to help fund the 2017 Summer Youth Initiative.
  • Phoenix Center - The City provided funds for rehabilitation and modification of The Phoenix Center’s facility for homeless and homeless –threatened low-income persons in Springfield.
  • Urban League - The City provided funds for the Summer Youth Initiative for Springfield low-income youth to do community service projects.
  • The Outlet - The City provided funds for the Summer Youth Initiative for Springfield low-income youth to participate in Summer Camp activities.