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April Headlines
ECF Rapid Response Fund

The Evanston Community Foundation’s Rapid Response Fund addresses immediate needs for residents disproportionately affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

To learn more or participate in the Evanston community’s cohesive philanthropic response to COVID-19, visit ECF’s website.

Evanston James Park Food Pantry

An emergency food bank is operating at James Park from 11am to 1pm on Wednesdays, while supplies last, through the month of May.

The program has been established by the City of Evanston, Northwestern University, Valli Produce, the Evanston Animal Shelter, and Ald. Cicely Fleming. Read more from Evanston Now.

Affordable ADU Supported by the City of Evanston

Evanston City Council has voted to award $190,000 in a forgivable HOME Investment Partnerships Program loan to the nonprofit Housing Opportunity Development Corporation (HODC) for an affordable accessory dwelling unit (ADU) at 1930 Jackson Avenue.

In partnership with HODC, EDC will serve as the design-builder for this 2-bedroom coach house rented at 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI). This coach house will be built behind an existing two-flat.

At Planning and Development Committee on Monday, April 13, Ald. Robin Rue Simmons stated:

“I think [this project] would be a great example to show to other homeowners that are considering taking advantage of our new zoning to expand accessory dwellings on multifamily units.”

Utilizing EDC’s structural insulated panels (SIPs), this affordable ADU will exceed HUD energy efficiency goals and take a step towards a carbon neutral built environment. Thank you to HODC and the City of Evanston for their collaboration to expand affordable, sustainable housing options!


EDC Receives Disaster Recovery Grant from the Cooperative Development Foundation

We are very grateful for the work and support of the Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF). Our co-op received a grant through CDF’s “Disaster Recovery Fund,” which sustains local cooperatives across our country during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

To learn more about CDF’s pursuit of a more equitable, restorative economy or donate to their Recovery Fund, you can visit their website or Facebook page.


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