SSA 10: About

The City of Chicago’s Special Service Area (SSA) program is a mechanism for commercial & industrial areas to fund expanded services through a localized property tax levy. SSA #10 was established in 1989 to service the heart of the Back of the Yards retail district.
The enhanced programs and services provided through SSA #10 are beyond what the City currently provides its constituents. The SSA-authorized services include but are not limited to: business retention/attraction, public way maintenance, promotional and advertising activities, special events, security, façade improvements, a shopper shuttle bus and economic development initiatives.

SSA #10’s boundaries have remained the same since its inception, encompassing 47th Street from 2200 West to Loomis on the east, and on Ashland Avenue from (4000 S) on the north to 49th Street on the South.

The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC) is the Service Provider Agency for SSA #10 and three other SSAs that surround the Back of the Yards area; SSA #13 Stockyards Industrial Park, SSA #39 Brighton Park/Archer Heights, and SSA #7 Kedzie Industrial Tract. Every year, the City awards a contract with the BYNC to continue providing these superb services.

SSA #10 is overseen by a group of seven volunteer SSA Commissioners. These Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Chicago and approved by the City Council. Once appointed, the Commissioners can recommend and approve the annual services, budget and Service Provider Agency.

Some of the highlights of SSA #10 include its annual Fiesta Back of the Yards event in June, which has an attendance of 300,000 people over the three-day weekend, sidewalk power washing, and an Awning Rebate Program.

To learn more about the SSA #10 programs and services, select any of the tabs on the left or contact Fabiola Flores, Program Director at or call 773-523-4416 ext.108