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posted: 5/20/2014 11:01 AM

Round Lake Beach Home Gets a New Lease in the Community

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  • After shot of the rehabilitated home.Lake County Housing Authority Staff

    After shot of the rehabilitated home.Lake County Housing Authority Staff

LCHA Staff 1

A Round Lake Beach home on Hainesville Road received a complete makeover.

The Lake County Housing Authority in conjunction with the Lake County High School Technical Campus will cut the ribbon on the newly remodeled home. The joint partnership effort made this project a success.
On May 22, 2014 the home will be reintroduced into the community. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Hainesville Road. The following will attend: high school administrators and students, and the Lake County Housing Authority team.

The recent downturn in the economy, especially in the housing industry, has created an unprecedented opportunity for LCHA to assist neighboring communities. Lake County Housing Authority acquired properties that had fallen into disrepair and/or been left vacant; and started renovation as a viable solution.

Vacant properties not only plagued the specific townships in which these properties were located, but the broader community as well. "We increased the aesthetics of these homes and improved property values," said David A. Northern, Sr. Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Lake County Housing Authority. He closed his statements saying that, "It was a pleasure to work with the High School and the students conducted themselves like a team of professionals."

The Lake County Housing Authority (LCHA) is an organization that has a 60+ year history of developing and administering housing programs within its jurisdiction area, comprised of all Lake County, Illinois with the exceptions of the townships of Waukegan and North Chicago, which have their own housing authorities. Consistently scoring as a "High Performer" on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) assessments, LCHA provides housing assistance to approximately 11,000 residents.

The Lake County Housing Authority received two awards of merit in 2012 from the National Association of Housing and redevelopment Officials (NHARO). The honors recognized two projects that demonstrate the LCHA collaborative spirit as a part of its continual mission to further enhance the opportunities available to constitute they serve in Lake County