August 2014

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Back up and running

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If the portal has looked a little wonky over the last few days, it’s because a crew of electronic vandals came in and did the virtual equivalent of slashing some tires and breaking some windows. In other words, we got hacked. It looks like things are back up and running again, but if you see anything that shouldn’t be here, please let us know!

Steve O’Neil Apartments pre-application

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Do you know any families who have been experiencing homelessness and need permanent, stable housing and resources to help get their lives on track? CHUM Duluth, Center City Housing Corporation, and D.W. Jones Management, Inc. have partnered to build the new Steve O’Neil Apartments at 115 W. 4th St. It’s a secure building with furnished 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments, some of which will be fully accessible; laundry facilities, a community room with kitchen, and secure outdoor space will all be on-site. The building is still under construction, but D.W. Jones is now accepting pre-applications for families who want to get on the list for one of the apartments.

Paper copies of the applications are available at D.W. Jones’ Duluth office (605 N. Central Ave.) and at the CHUM business office (102 W. 2nd St.). Completed applications can be dropped off at the CHUM office.

Any property management questions? Contact Patty Nadeau with D.W. Jones: patty@dwjonesmanagement.com or 1-800-810-2853.

Any questions on supportive services? Contact Mary Lu Larsen with CHUM: mlarsen@chumduluth.org.

Meals on Wheels volunteer opportunity!

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Do you want to make a difference for homebound seniors in our neighborhood? Meals on Wheels is looking for people like you!

The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency is in need of volunteer drivers for its Meals on Wheels program for a route in the Lincoln Park/Piedmont Heights area. Volunteers are needed every Tuesday starting August 26th, every Wednesday starting September 3 and every Friday starting immediately. Meals are picked up at around 10:00 am and the delivery route takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour to complete. In addition to delivering a nutritious meal, the MOW program provides a regular safety check to home bound seniors and for some folks, this is the only social contact they have all day. To learn more about this rewarding opportunity, call Jill Johnson at 727-4321.

LISC Revitalization Plan updates

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Duluth LISC’s At Home Collaborative has put together a list of programs and processes that we can all work on putting into place to help revitalize Lincoln Park. The plan came together in 2012–two years later, what’s the progress been, and where do you want to see more being done? Here are some highlights from the plan, as well as links to the organizations involved in the Collaborative. Use your mouse cursor to hover over any slide to pause the show.

 

 

 

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