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?”

Affordable Housing Facts

Affordable housing serving low- and moderate-income people is often mixed-income, indistinguishable from surrounding housing, and designed to house the workforce, older adults, people with disabilities, and families.  Affordable and accessible housing helps promote long term employment retention, cuts down on commutes and air pollution, and helps those who grew up in the community to remain.Continue reading “Affordable Housing Facts”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ Jan. 5, 2023

Date: January 5, 2023 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:04pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Marilyn Novak, Kate Kerin, Jeanne Wells, Beverly Copeland Kristin and other members to attend the next PZC meeting where Uptown B4 is discussed to suggest that AH be considered a permitted Use.  This couldContinue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ Jan. 5, 2023”

Meeting Minutes ~ December 14, 2022

Action Ridge General Meeting December 14, 2022.  Meeting began at 7:10 pm. Nan welcomed attendees and Tara Dabney, Director of Development and Communication for the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago. Membership Report- Kate Kerin The Membership team met in November and are very happy to report that all current leaders will continue on in 2023.  TheyContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ December 14, 2022”

Meeting Minutes:  Coffee with the Chief ~ Dec. 5, 2022

Location: Park Ridge Public Library Meeting Moderator:  Alissa Goldwasser Guest: Chief Frank Kaminski, Park Ridge Police Department Attendees:  Noreen Gayford, Joan Bludeau LaVelle, Nan Parson, Ginger Pennington, Chris Parson, Liz Swanson, Lee Joosten, Bill Baty, Shel Neuman and Caroline Kubzansky (reporter for the Herald-Advocate) Start Time:  2:05 Chris Parson opened the meeting by asking theContinue reading “Meeting Minutes:  Coffee with the Chief ~ Dec. 5, 2022”

Meeting Minutes ~ November 16, 2022

Action Ridge General Meeting November 16, 2022 Meeting began at 7:10pm. Nan welcomed the students and sponsors from SOAR (Students Organized Against Racism) and gave a quick overview about Action Ridge. In attendance were three SOAR students from Maine South, two faculty advisors to the Maine South SOAR group, and one faculty advisor to theContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ November 16, 2022”