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For Far South Businesses

We support businesses on Chicago’s far south side in the boundaries of the Halsted corridors. Click here to find out if you’re in the zone!

Team Of Professionals

From our project management to street cleanup, SSA 45’s team is committed to supporting your business. See how we make great partners for our area members.


Get the word out to neighbors and surrounding communities about what you do and how we do it. All businesses in the boundaries are added to our digital directly for free. Learn more.

A few words about us

Special Service Areas, known as Business Improvement Districts or BIDs in other cities, are local tax districts that fund expanded services and programs through a localized property tax levy within contiguous areas. The enhanced services and programs are in addition to those currently provided through the City. Learn More…

Services We Provide

(All are provided free of charge to businesses in the boundary.)

Landscaping and Maintenance

Basic maintenance and landscaping in the public spaces and streetways.

Debris Removal

Keeping the main areas clean and free of trash and debris.


Highly trained professionals who secure the business districts, shopping plazas, and other public areas.

Small business advice

We offer our business owners customized plans for growth and expansion. Click to Learn more.


Helping you get the word out to surrounding customers and helping you grow your business.

Grants for Facade Enhancement

Get funding to make improvements to business’ storefront and help to manage the process. Apply Now!

Frequently asked question

Who we are?
SSA 45 is a program funded by the city of Chicago to help businesses in the corridor improve. SSA 45 primarily helps to defray the cost of doing business by providing security, basic public way maintenance, decor, and minor marketing. It is managed by the Far South Community Development Corp.
Am I in the SSA 45 boundaries?
You can find out if you’re in the boundary by viewing the map here.
What does it cost to participate?
SSA 45 is funded through the property taxes of the businesses within the boundary. There is no application necessary and no additional cost to participate.
When are your meetings?
You can find information about upcoming meetings by visiting our events page. You will also find reports from past meetings so that you will know what we have been working on.
Who do I contact with questions?
We’d love to hear from you! If you have general questions, please email us at SSA45@Farsouthcdc.org. Otherwise, feel free to give us a call at 773.941.4833.




SSA #45
c/o Far South Community Dev. Corp.
9923 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60628