Essential Housing for Essential Workers is about…
· the lady who checks you out at the grocery store;
· the x-ray tech who x-rays that ankle you twisted at basketball;
· the server who serves you your favorite meal;
· the school aid that helps your child navigate their IEP;
· the nurse who’s so kind to you at the ER;
· or the recent college student who’s got their first job but can’t quite swing the rent so is living at home with mom & dad.
Please join Lake County United to learn more about attainable housing, hear personal stories from people who have experienced housing insecurity, discuss successful attainable housing efforts in Lake County and Libertyville, and more.
We are planning another meeting at St. Lawrence in January (date to be determined).
Lake County United (LCU) was founded in 2003 to tackle issues of concern to Lake County residents. LCU connects residents, organizations and government to work together on initiatives that enhance the quality of life in Lake County. LCU is a non-profit, non-partisan association made up of member institutions, including St. Lawrence, whose members have an opportunity to engage in the sustaining work of equity and justice in their local area.
LCU's initiatives have driven improvements in such areas as:
LCU accomplishes its goals by:
When surveys and listening sessions revealed residents' concern about affordable housing and senior care, LCU engaged in work that led to the development of Lakefront Residences of Grayslake and Fairhaven Crossing in Mundelein. Concerns about inadequate access to mental health services led to increased crisis intervention training for police and other first responders, and the establishment of a Crisis Stabilization Center in Waukegan. Concerns about education led to the establishment of Waukegan to College, a college readiness program that serves at-risk kids from 5th to 12th grade.
More information can be found at www.lakecountyunited.org.