Safe and Livable Housing Committee offering spring workshops for people living in rental housing

City of Quincy

QUINCY — The Safe and Livable Housing Committee is the host of a series of five spring tenant workshops will be offered this spring, with the first set for 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at Horizons Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry, 224 S. Eighth.

The workshop will begin with lunch, followed by the program at 1:15 p.m. until approximately 3:15 p.m. There is no charge to attend the workshop. Child care is provided. Tenants who remain until the end of a session are awarded a $10 gift card. Dates for the remaining four workshops are May 2, May 9, May 16 and May 23.

The April 25 workshop, “Working with City Hall.” will feature Chief Adam Yates of the Quincy Police Department, building Inspector Michael Seaver and Whitney Mintert, who will discuss the eviction process.

Healthy Homes will be the topic of the May 2 session. This workshop will address housekeeping goals, cleaning supplies and programs offered by the Adams County Health Department. The May 9 program will be about money management, and the May 16 program will discuss “Healthy in Body, Mind and Spirit.”

The final session on May 23 is titled “Hope.” The program will feature a speaker from Quanada, followed by information on the importance of faith. The final workshop will include the presentation of a certification card and a $100 gift card and cleaning supplies to first-time tenants who attended all five programs.  Cookbooks will be given to all tenants.

Moderators for the workshops will be Suzanne Irwin-Wells and Father Mike Kuse.

Registration can be completed by calling Horizons at 217-224-5530, ext. 2305, in person at Horizons or by emailing debbie@horizonsquincy.com. Registrations can be completed by contacting the Quincy Public Housing Authority office in Harrison Hills, 540 Harrison, 217-222-0720 or qcyhous@adams.net.

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