CDBG

Our son is nonverbal, but by his body language, we gather that he is proud, happy, he feels accepted and important, and that he belongs to an extended family – Rimland. Rimland nurtures his self-esteem, structures his daily activities, and installs goals. He used to be crabby, but now we often see him smile.

— The Crisostomos Family
Access Granted
Photographer Elliot Mandel captures a shot of the accessibility ramp at Hartrey South.

Photographer Elliot Mandel captures a shot of the accessibility ramp at Hartrey South.

We are pleased to announce that the City of Evanston has awarded Rimland a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to renovate our Hartrey South residence. As our only home with a wheelchair-bound resident, Hartrey South will be renovated to make all aspects of the home more accessible. Renovation priorities include widening doorways and shower doors to accommodate wheelchairs and lowering lighting switches for easier access. The kitchen and bathroom will be remodeled, and the flooring throughout the residence will be replaced with durable and sustainable porcelain to meet Rimland’s new standards for our residences. Renovations will take place this summer.

The City of Evanston uses its CDBG funds to further community development objectives focusing on low- and moderate-income families and neighborhoods to provide decent housing, to provide a suitable living environment, and to expand economic opportunities. To learn more about CDBG grants, please visit the City of Evanston website.