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”

Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 9.1.21

Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Marilyn Novak, Melani Kaplan, Jeanne Wells, Julianna Lopez de Philbrook, Karen Banks-Lubicz, David Aslesen, Judy Fregetto Agenda Items: Michael Rabbitt from Neighbors for Affordable Housing told us about a 297 unit apartment development to be built in ChicagoContinue reading “Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 9.1.21”

Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 7.20.2

Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Kathy Rosling, Marilyn Novak, Jeanne Wells, Ginger Pennington, Karen Banks-Lubicz Announcements: Governor Pritzker will sign the Omnibus Housing Act on July 29, 2021. The Omnibus Act requires that the seats on the AH Appeals Board be filled.  TheContinue reading “Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 7.20.2”

Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 6.23.21

Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Kristin led the meeting as Nan was travelling.  Agenda Items: IL HB2621 passes the legislature and is waiting for the governor’s signature (he will sign). Known as the Affordable Housing Omnibus Act, provisions include: An amendment to the AHPAA that clarifies that HomeContinue reading “Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 6.23.21”

Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 6.2.21

Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Kristin and Nan thanked those that signed the public comment drafted by Nan Parson and submitted to  City Council calling for inclusion, respect, and equity .  There were over 130 signatures gathered in just a few days.  Kristin and Nan met with newContinue reading “Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 6.2.21”

Action Ridge Presents on Affordable Housing to Palatine LWV

Action Ridge members Nan Parson and Kristin Berg joined the Palatine area League of Women Voters via Zoom on October 13, 2021 to share the grass roots efforts Action Ridge has engaged in to address obstacles to securing affordable housing, including data gathering, meeting with local officials, and influencing community members in Park Ridge. AContinue reading “Action Ridge Presents on Affordable Housing to Palatine LWV”

Meeting Minutes & Recording ~ 6.10.21

Link to Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TAVCvUEg14 General Announcements Catherine Inserra shared her Peace Crane project. People can pick up kits with materials and instructions to make cranes at the Park Ridge Public Library. Promotes literacy and peace – “Peace Takes Flight” is the theme. The finished cranes will be an art installation in the children’s department ofContinue reading “Meeting Minutes & Recording ~ 6.10.21”