© 2019 Park Place Housing & Economic Development 

Foutain Park + Lewis Place

Housing & Human Service Committee

The Housing & Human Service (HHS) Committee is a group of neighborhood residents and community stakeholders committed to promoting housing stability and home ownership in Fountain Park and Lewis Place. We meet to develop resources, events, and programs to support home ownership among our neighbors.

By the numbers...

37%

Of our neighbors own their homes

17%

Of our community is burdened with code violations

97%

Of our residents are African American

What we are doing...

We are currently working on three initiatives to promote home ownership and housing stability for long term residents of our community:

  • Housing Resource Fair: Park Place HED has partnered with Money Smart Month to host two resource fairs in Fountain Park. On April 16, housing resource providers from across the city will meet to discuss home ownership and wealth building. On April 25, we will be hosting a credit repair workshop complete where neighbors can come, get a free credit check, and discuss options for improving financial wellbeing.  

  • Resource Counseling: To promote easier access to information, we are developing a comprehensive guide to housing services and financial products available through area banks specific to the needs of the residents of Fountain Park and Lewis Place.

  • Home Repair Parntership: We are actively fundraising for a dedicated home repair program in Fountain Park and Lewis Place. The fund is intended to bring additional home repair partners into the community and to help ensure that longtime residents can age in place.

If I have questions, who do I talk to?

Questions can be addressed to the current committee Co-Chairs:

When is the next meeting?

Meeting frequency will be determined by the committee collectively, but everyone is invited to participate.  It is recommended that we meet at least monthly.  Check our community calendar for upcoming meetings!

Learn more!

Past meetings:

Stay informed!

Not everyone has time for a committee, but we want to make sure you are in the loop! In addition to our newsletter, we host neighborhood meetings once every two months to share progress on our work in the community.