EC2C and Advocates for Action Announce Grants On May 9 Evanston Cradle to Career (EC2C) and Advocates for Action, a community leadership council formed by EC2C awarded its second round of community-building grants to eight individuals or neighborhood, volunteer-based groups.
Officials at the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) as well as the City of Evanston see the need to create more affordable housing for the “missing middle” – a term referring to individuals with middle incomes who are not eligible for subsidies but who also cannot afford market-rate rents in the area. HACC officials believe they can achieve that goal with a building they have proposed just south of their 11-story Jane Perlman Apartments at 1900 Sherman Ave., but it will take a sizeable increase in building height to achieve it.
Summarizing the evening’s discussion, Mr. Markus framed the issue with a question, “Where is the intersection between what people need with housing versus what they are okay with having?”
The City’s currently shuttered Harley Clarke Mansion would become “all things bookish” under a plan that best-selling author Audrey Niffenegger shared recently with members of citizens pushing for re-use of the building.
Sharon Gilmore, a retired palliative nurse who is also a practicing artist, said that her seemingly disparate professions each have one overlapping facet: Both require careful “examinations of soul.”