Elgin Neighborhood News

Posted on March 13, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized |

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS:

North East Neighborhood Association (Kimball, Dundee, the Fox River):

Neighbors elected a new board effective Jan. 7, including Jeff Gill as president, Anna Bicanic Moeller as vice president, Julie Harris as vice president, Doug Watkins as treasurer and Gail Cohen as secretary. For information about meetings and projects, including the association’s participation in National NeighborWorks Day,  visit www.nenaofelgin.org.

Summit Park Neighbors & Settlement (Dundee, Summit, Park, Liberty):

Residents are planning several beautification projects at their next meeting from 7 – 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23 at 223 Hill Ave. For information, contact Mark Billings at (847) 741-8399.

Near West Neighbors (Highland, Rte. 31, Walnut,  Gertrude/Crescent/Woodland): 

Neighbors meet at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. Since location vary, visit the organization’s website at www.nwna-elgin.org or call the association’s president, Chuck Keysor at (847) 622-1835 

Gifford Park Association (Park, Liberty, Chicago, Rugby/Channing/Villa/Dundee): Receive chances to win a new car and several thousand in cash and other prizes during GPA’s second annual Golf Classic at 11 a.m. on May 28 at the Highlands of Elgin. For information, visit the organization’s website at http://www.gifford-park-assoc.org. The group meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at Old Elgin High School, 355 E. Chicago St.

Elgin Christian Development Corporation: The ECDC is a community development organization on Elgin’s west side designed to accomplish three tasks: 1.) Work with Elgin families who need financial assistance.  Organizers work with families to address underlying reasons for the negative financial situation and compiles a long-term financial plan; 2.) Hosts a Transitional Housing Program.  If a family has made good financial decisions over, the ECDC will pay a portion of the rent.  The rent savings is used to pay off debt, fix credit reports and save for home ownership.  The ECDC places families, once they qualify for mortgages, in homes they can afford; 3.) Has a 20-year plan for Mark Avenue as a mixed income neighborhood.  This past summer 200 Elgin volunteers renovated two apartment buildings  near Mark Avenue.  The ECDC now has families in these apartment buildings who are moving toward home ownership.  For more information about the ECDC, visit: www.elgincdc.org/MarkAveBinder.pdf.

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