Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ July 11, 2022

Date: July 11, 2022 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:04pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Kathy Rosling, Marilyn Novak, Jeanne Wells City moving very slowly on Comp Plan and Housing Plan. City confirmed that the Community Survey is not related to the Comprehensive Plan.  Drew Awsumb said on 6/17Continue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ July 11, 2022”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ June 6, 2022

Date: June 6, 2022 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:04pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Kathy Rolsing, Karen Banks-Lubicz, Kate Kerin, Jeanne Wells, Melani Kaplan, Marilyn Novak Agenda Items: City moving slowly on Comp Plan and Housing Plan There is no new information on when the city will beginContinue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ June 6, 2022”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ May 12, 2022

Date: May 12, 2022 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Kathy Rosling, Karen Banks-Lubicz, Kate Kerin, Jen Panattoni We all introduced ourselves as we have a new member, Jen Panattoni.  She asked if we had language or talking points used to communicate with othersContinue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ May 12, 2022”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ April 7, 2022

Date: April 7, 2022 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Melani Kaplan, Jeanne Wells, Kathy Rosling, Karen Banks-Lubicz Agenda Items: Kristin spoke with Drew Awsumb regarding the process and timing of the Comp Plan and the main points were as follows: Much has changedContinue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ April 7, 2022”

HB2775 passes with 62 yes votes!  

On Thursday, April 7th, HB2775 passed the House Housing Committee with 62 yes votes!  Our efforts do pay off! Below is a statement from the Illinois Coalition for Fair Housing, released that day. (As a reminder, Park Ridge was one of the first suburbs in Cook County to list, in their Fair Housing Ordinance, Source ofContinue reading “HB2775 passes with 62 yes votes!  “

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ Feb. 10, 2022

Date: February 10, 2022 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Chris Parson, Melani Kaplan, Jeanne Wells, Kathy Rosling, Kate Kerin, Karen Banks-Lubicz, Marilyn Novak Agenda Items: Nan and Kristin attended the Justice Project Roundtable meeting held 2/6. It was a well-attended virtual meeting ofContinue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ Feb. 10, 2022”

FIRSTHAND: SEGREGATION, WTTW Initiative on Segregation in Chicago, with our own Nan Parson

Join the kickoff event for FIRSTHAND: Segregation, a year-long WTTW initiative that explores segregation in Chicago with a documentary series, expert talks, text and visual journalism, and community discussions. Link to RSVP below. According to a recent study by the Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago is one of the most segregated big cities in America. And it comesContinue reading “FIRSTHAND: SEGREGATION, WTTW Initiative on Segregation in Chicago, with our own Nan Parson”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ Jan. 6, 2022

Date: January 6, 2022 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Melani Kaplan, Jeanne Wells, Kathy Rosling, Kate Kerin, Karen Banks-Lubicz Agenda Items: Nan and Kristin met with Drew Awsumb, the new CP&D Director on Monday 10/11.  Drew told us that the Comprehensive Plan wasContinue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ Jan. 6, 2022”

Action Ridge Members Contribute to Glenstar Affordable Housing Win

Action Ridge members joined with a coalition of other affordable housing organizations and advocates to bring much needed affordable housing to Chicago’s Far NWS, and at the doorstep of Park Ridge, by supporting the Glenstar development at 8535 W. Higgins.  This building will include 59 units of affordable housing. And given the transit-oriented development’s proximityContinue reading “Action Ridge Members Contribute to Glenstar Affordable Housing Win”

Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 10.7.21

Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Marilyn Novak, Melani Kaplan, Jeanne Wells, Kathy Rosling Agenda Items: Nan and Kristin met with Claudia Hampel, new CP&D Coordinator, and Richard Peters, staff Planner.  They may both be working on the Comprehensive Plan when P&Z takes itContinue reading “Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 10.7.21”