Construction started on August 21st on the rehabilitation and redevelopment of the historic Sawyer House into a Resource Center at the Shimer Square campus. The Resource Center will become a hub for neighborhood resources including housing resources, employment opportunities, and small business assistance.
Resources for Residents
As a HUD-approved housing counseling agency, GROWTH will be offering HUD-approved housing counseling resources to help residents with financial literacy and housing resources to assist with the home-buying process, credit repair, foreclosure prevention, and more.to help them with their goal setting and building a solid financial future. Click on this link to view GROWTH's video series showcasing housing counseling services currently available to Mount Carroll and Carroll County residents.
Additionally, GROWTH is serving Mount Carroll and Carroll County residents with home repair and assistance to low-to-moderate income homeowners with disabilities and seniors. Click here to learn more.
Resources for Businesses
Bridge Investment Community Development Corporation is a mission-driven, non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) committed to helping small businesses and microenterprises by providing loan capital with flexible terms and rates to help them sustain and grow. Once the Resource Center is completed, Bridge Investment will begin marketing its flexible start up loan programs to assist existing and aspiring entrepreneurs wishing to open within the Shimer Square campus and beyond.