Meeting Minutes ~ May 10, 2023

Action Ridge General Meeting Video of meeting available here: May 10, 2023 Park Ridge Community Church and streamed via Zoom Meeting commenced at 7:12pm Nan Parson welcomed and introduced Aleksandra Kajderowicz (AK) AK is a student at Maine South and has been serving as Action Ridge’s intern this semester. She completed a research projectContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ May 10, 2023”

Meeting Minutes ~ April 12, 2023

Notes from Action Ridge General Meeting on April 12, 2023 Submitted by Sue Fox McGovern Liz Swanson greeted the 22 members who were present at the general meeting and then introduced the speaker member Ginger Pennington. Ginger, a resident of Park Ridge since 2011 and a professor at Northwestern University, addressed the topic of howContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ April 12, 2023”

Recording of Forum for Two-Year D64 Board Candidates ~ 3.13.23

Action Ridge hosted two-year termcandidates for the D64 school district on March 13th. Recording of the full event is available on Facebook here: Or though this One drive link: 10000000_129660943386616_1900758938126709024_n.mp4

Recording of Contested Alderperson Candidate Forum ~ 3.8.23

Action Ridge hosted candidates from the contested 5th and 7th wards on March 8th. Recording of the full event is available on Facebook here: Or though this One drive link:!AvZFBczyAFOti0hr9glM7l8ZR_VG

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ February 2, 2023

Date: February 2, 2023 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:05pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Kathy Rosling, Kate Kerin, Jeanne Wells, Melani Kaplan, Juliana Lopez De Philbrook, Kristen Olson “Thank you for your email message however I respectfully decline your invitation for a private meeting.  If there is anythingContinue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ February 2, 2023”

Meeting Minutes ~ January 11, 2023

January General Meeting Minutes Wednesday, January 11 at 7:00pm Call to Order: Nan Parson Time: 7:10 pm Welcome Nan Parson welcomed those in attendance and remarked that this is the 6th anniversary of the forming of Action Ridge. Review of 2022 actions taken in our areas of interest Affordable Housing – Kristin Berg The goalContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ January 11, 2023”

Park Ridge Employee Salaries: What Housing Options Exist in Park Ridge for These Employees?

JOB TITLE AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY ANNUAL SALARY RANGE AFFORDABLE RENT AFFORDABLE HOME PURCHASE     25th – 90th Percentile* @ 30% of Annual Income Current Market Conditions** Restaurant Worker 24,592 19,500 – 32,500 615 62,000 Grocery Stocker 27,807 23,078 – 34,116 695 77,000 Hospital Housekeeper 28,170 23,091 – 36,127 704 78,000 Public Works 33,628 25,591Continue reading “Park Ridge Employee Salaries: What Housing Options Exist in Park Ridge for These Employees?”

Housing Affordability – Did You Know?

In the US: 44% of extremely low-income renter householders are seniors or have a disability, and another 44% are in the labor force, in school, or are single-adult caregivers. Extremely low-income renters face a shortage of approximately 7 million affordable and available rental homes. Only 36 affordable and available homes exist for every 100 extremelyContinue reading “Housing Affordability – Did You Know?”