Special Service Area #18 (SSA #18) is a special taxing district that has been established along North Halsted Street from Belmont to Irving Park. Revenue generated from the taxing district is directed back to the neighborhood to be spent according to the annual SSA work plan. A Mayorally-appointed SSA #18 Commission which is comprised of local property and business owners within the SSA develops the work plan. The Northalsted Business Alliance is the Sole Service Provider for SSA #18 and is responsible for implementing the SSA work plan.
Since being established in 1997, SSA #18 has provided funding and leadership to address concerns of property and business owners along Northalsted. In 2009, a 15-year extension was approved by the Chicago City Council. SSA #18 helps keep Northalsted an attractive place to work, play, invest, and do business by providing:
Click here for more information about the City of Chicago Special Service Area (SSA) Program.
Dexter Lock & Key
3500 block of North Halsted St. resident
If you are interested in serving as an SSA #18 commissioner please contact us for additional information.
All meetings are open to the public.
Virtual meetings held via Zoom
9:00 am – 10:30 am
For more information about SSA #18 please contact [email protected].
Businesses located within the SSA service area and/or Northalsted IN & PROUD Member businesses may be eligible for a variety of COVID-19 and other rebate/grant programs offered by Northalsted Business Alliance to support the business community. All rebates and grants will be processed on the 1st and 15th each month. Please see the available programs and application details below.
Northalsted SSA 18 Social Distancing Support Rebate
Eligible businesses may receive a rebate of up to 50% ($1,000 maximum) for additional staffing expenses needed to monitor social distancing, capacity restrictions, or health screenings of customers in response to COVID-19.
Northalsted SSA 18 Health & Sanitation Rebate
Eligible businesses may receive a rebate of up to 50% ($500 maximum) for sanitation expenses, such as cleaning supplies, services, and more, related to the COVID-19 crisis.
Northalsted SSA 18 Emergency Board Up Grant
Eligible businesses may receive a grant of $250-$500 per 25 linear feet of boarded-up storefront.
Northalsted SSA 18 Digital Marketing Grant
Eligible businesses may receive a $250 grant, for marking expenses related to the COVID-19 crisis.
Northalsted SSA 18 Digital Marketing Rebate
Eligible businesses may receive up to a 50% rebate ($500 maximum, twice per calendar year) for marketing expenses related to the COVID-19 crisis.
Northalsted SSA 18 Facade Rebate
Eligible businesses may receive up to a 60% rebate ($2,500 maximum per storefront) for facade projects costing at least $1,000. Eligible projects include improvements on awnings, doors, windows, signage, and more.
Northalsted SSA 18 Security Rebate
Eligible businesses may receive a rebate of up to 50% ($1,500 maximum per business) for security expenses, such as purchasing surveillance systems, safety lighting, and more.
Boystown is home to the world’s only outdoor museum dedicated to combating anti-gay bullying by celebrating LGBT contributions to history. To learn more about The Legacy Walk please visit legacyprojectchicago.org
Northalsted Business Alliance is the chamber of commerce working to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in Boystown through programming, services, and events that celebrate our LGBTQ+ legacy, promote tourism and foster a welcoming, safe community for all.
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