The City of Rockford worked with the residents and the owners in the Hope VI area to create a Hope VI Focus Area Plan. What's a focus area plan? It's a multi-year action plan that sets out specific steps to be carried out by the City of Rockford, by organizations and businesses in the area, and by residents to strengthen the Hope VI area.
A focus area plan plays a critical role in helping us determine the most effective way to concentrate our limited resources in a small area. The objective is to achieve significant results in three to five years, encourage private investment, provide services to residents where needed and increase confidence in the areas designated.