West Side

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South Bend officials and community leaders held a press conference Wednesday calling for an end to gun violence after three people were shot and killed in the city in the past week.

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Back in August, the South Bend Common Council passed a resolution to explore an updated comprehensive plan for the city’s west side. Community leaders held a town hall Tuesday to discuss what needs to be in that plan.

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Created in August 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Motels4Now program provides low-barrier shelter for the chronically homeless in the Knights Inn at 3233 Lincoln Way West.

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Residents and advocates are calling for a new comprehensive plan that would focus specifically on South Bend’s west side. 

Home Repairs Strengthen Community Ties In South Bend

Jul 30, 2018
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The city of South Bend hopes to help homeowners on the west side, by increasing the amount of funds available for home rehabs, as well as new builds through the Home Repair Pilot Program. Homeowners in a specific part of town will be able to apply for almost $20,000 dollars in assistance for home renovation projects. But the new program has impacted more than just home repairs in this community.


Stacey Odom considers herself an activist for her community on South Bend’s West Side.


West Side South Bend Opens Official Headquarters

May 22, 2018
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A new community center opened Tuesday on South Bend’s West Side to focus on needs in the neighborhood.

West Side South Bend


South Bend’s West Side has been seeing more new faces lately, due in part to local community advocacy and the city’s efforts to redevelop the area’s streetscape. One local group, West Side South Bend has led efforts to bring attention to the area, one of the most popular events the group hosts is West Side Wednesday.


Every first Wednesday of the month, West Side South Bend hosts a lunchtime  get-together at an area restaurant. This month, Sabor a Mexico.