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”
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”
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 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”
Presented by Guest Speaker Sue Loellbach, who works for Connections for the Homeless in Evanston and provides direct services to 41 municipalities. In/near Park Ridge, Northwest Compass and Journeys to Homes provide similar services.
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”
Dear Intellectually Curious Folks, This is your chance to learn what the term “Affordable Housing” really means and how more housing at various price points can benefit Park Ridge. Our guest speaker, Sue Loellbach, of the “Joining Forces for Affordable Housing Program” will teach us so much about housing in Park Ridge and nearby suburbs. ForContinue reading “General Meeting ~ 7pm June 10”
A look ahead at the next few months: Affordable Housing Action Group, Next Meeting — April 1st at 7:00. Nan and Kristin have organized an Affordable Housing Action Group which met for the first time on Thursday, 3/25. The group agreed to take a strong stand in support of increasing lower cost housing. If youContinue reading “Mark Your Calendars”