Honored by Neighborhood Housing Services for work on behalf of Auburn Gresham


Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago produced this video of Sen. Collins at work in Auburn Gresham
and talking about what AG means to her. The video was shown at the presentation of her award.


 CHICAGO, IL – State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16th) has received the Neighborhood Leadership Award for her role as a "Neighborhood Hero" for Auburn Gresham. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS) honored Sen. Collins and seven other community advocates at the nonprofit organization's annual meeting Tuesday "for outstanding leadership in rebuilding Chicago's neighborhoods."

"I am deeply moved by my inclusion among tonight's award recipients," said Sen. Collins. "Auburn Gresham is a special place to me, and it is always an honor to represent this neighborhood and work for its residents."

NHS, a nonprofit neighborhood revitalization organization providing loans, free homebuyer education classes, foreclosure counseling and reclamation of abandoned properties, has offices in eight neighborhoods, including Auburn Gresham and Englewood. Its members recognized Sen. Collins' advocacy for neighborhood improvement strategies such as foreclosure prevention, bringing fresh produce to "food deserts," promoting the upkeep of abandoned properties and taking a stand against violence.

"Neighborhood revitalization is extremely important to me, because change has to start locally," Sen. Collins said. "It's a privilege to work with countless people who consistently lend a hand to their neighbors and take pride in where they live."

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