MAYVILLE - Residents of the town of Ellington community have noticed a positive trend of rehabbed homes. Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation & Improvement Corporation is recognizing the ongoing success of a revitalization project through their celebration of NeighborWorks Week from June 7-15.
''CHRIC is excited to be in Ellington for this year's NeighborWorks event,'' said Joshua Freifeld, CHRIC executive director. ''It is a great time to get out into the various communities we serve and show them we remain committed to their overall improvement and well-being. We have had multiple rehabilitation projects which have restored housing stock in the community and will continue to support and initiate community revitalization efforts here.''
CHRIC works within Chautauqua County neighborhoods to provide support and resources to communities in need. Residents of the town of Ellington community have noticed an increase in home rehabilitation in their housing stock. CHRIC assisted the town of Ellington with their first Community Development Block Grant in 2003 through New York State Homes & Community Renewal, Office of Community Renewal. Since then CHRIC assisted with three more CDBG awards: 2006, 2009 and most recently, 2013. A total of 41,487,000 has been awarded to help improve 78 homes in the town of Ellington since 2003.
In recognition of these and other accomplishments, CHRIC will bring together volunteers, residents, corporate sponsors, government officials and organizational partners to celebrate through the following NeighborWorks Week activity: ''Celebrate Ellington,'' Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ellington Town Park, Ellington.
During NeighborWorks Week, Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation & Improvement Corporation and other NeighborWorks organization across the country will mobilize tens of thousands of businesspeople, residents and government officials in a week of neighborhood change and awareness. They will rehab and repair homes, paint and landscape properties, conduct neighborhood tours, recognize successful partnerships and host a number of events that educate, train and inform.
CHRIC is a part of the NeighborWorks network, an affiliation of more than 235 nonprofit organizations located in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In 2013, the NeighborWorks network generated more than $5.8 billion in total direct investment and helped 300,000 individuals and families with affordable housing and counseling.
The NeighborWorks network was founded and is supported by NeighborWorks America, which creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities.