The City of Evanston along with CEDA and Nicor will be hosting an Affordable Living Fair on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Center located at 1655 Foster St. from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Evanston renters and homeowners will find weatherization tips, home improvement do-it-yourself demonstrations, cost-cutting solutions, healthy and affordable meal ideas, tax help, and home safety information at this FREE Affordable Living Fair.

Additionally, residents can learn about foreclosure prevention and assistance; home rehab financing; lead prevention; recycling; sidewalk repair; minor home repair assistance; safe pest control; LIHEAP and more.

CEDA will also be on hand to promote the Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program for income eligible residents. This program can help residents deal with high heating bills and drafty homes. 

Some of the vendors that will be presenting at this fair are: Nicor, ComEd, CEDA (home weatherization program), Home Depot, Ace Hardware, City’s Rehab Program, LIFT-Evanston (tax and general services), Safer Pest Control, Rebuilding Together, City’s Handyman Program, Circuit Breaker Program (RX, licenses plate and tax program), Now We’re Cookin’, Midwest Energy Audits, Township Assessor (property tax exemptions), Charter One Bank, Fire Department (free CO2 and smoke detectors), Patke Accountants and Consultants (tax assistance), City’s Recycling Program, City’s Health Department (H1N1 vaccinations), and LIHEAP.

The Affordable Living Fair is open to Evanston residents only, some of the programs available at the fair have income eligibility requirements and some items will be available while supplies last.

For more information, please contact the City of Evanston at 847/448-8266 or 847/448-8069.