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Evanston Wins $250,000 Partners for Places Grant to Support Affordable, Climate Resilient Housing

City of Evanston | May 15, 2019

Partners for Places, a project of the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, today announced $250,000 in grant funding to support a City-led project to remove barriers to climate-resilient affordable housing in Evanston.

The City of Evanston will partner with the Center for Neighborhood Technology and Elevate Energy on the two-year project supported by the grant, which includes $125,000 in funding from Partners for Places with matching support from The Chicago Community Trust and the Evanston Community Foundation. Reba Place Development Corporation will also support the City's project in an advisory role.

Working with its community partners, the City aims to develop a program to remove barriers, such as financing and restrictive building and zoning codes, to help transition existing affordable housing to climate-resilient, energy-efficient standards. The program will focus on housing available to those with a median household income at or below 120 percent of area median income (AMI), particularly households below 80 percent of AMI.

Scott Bernstein Stepping Down After Four Decades of Pioneering Work In Urban Sustainability at CNT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Chicago, IL, May 21, 2019) The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) announces that its founder and long-time visionary leader, Scott Bernstein, is stepping down from the organization effective September 30, 2019. “Scott has had tremendous influence in making cities more equitable and more sustainable,” said CNT Board Chair Robert Henderson. “From his innovative ideas for handling water, energy, transportation, and other critical urban systems, to his... Continue reading »


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RainReady Robbins

March 10, 2017

The RainReady Calumet Corridor Plan represents the collective vision of over 2,100 residents, business owners, and municipal staff, elected representatives, regional leaders, and non-governmental organizations that all share interest in strengthening the homes, neighborhoods, communities throughout the Calumet Corridor in the south suburbs of Chicago. This document focuses on the Village of Robbins, Illinois.

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