community development

[I] make no pretense of being the last word on the subject of autistic children. …more appropriate to call it one of the first words.

— Rosalind Oppenheim, Founder of Rimland
House Beautiful!
The kitchen was completely renovated.

The kitchen was completely renovated.

In in the May 2015 newsletter, we announced that the City of Evanston had awarded Rimland a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the City of Evanston to renovate our Hartrey South residence, home to four residents. The home was renovated to better accommodate wheelchairs and to meet Rimland standards that are durable, safe, and aesthetically pleasing.

New appliances are attractive and easy to use.

New appliances are attractive and easy to use.

Renovations included widening doorways and shower doors to accommodate wheelchairs and lowering lighting switches for easier access.

Hallways and doorways were widened.

Hallways and doorways were widened.

The kitchen and bathroom were remodeled, and the flooring throughout the residence was replaced with durable and sustainable porcelain to meet Rimland’s new standards for our residences.

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The renovations are complete and the ladies love their updated home!

The new flooring is durable and sustainable.

The new flooring is durable and sustainable.

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.

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.