Saturday, April 07, 2018

HUD, VA TEAM UP TO HELP 82 HOMELESS VETERANS FIND PERMANENT HOMES IN ILLINOIS





HUD NEWS
HUD, VA TEAM UP TO HELP 82 HOMELESS VETERANS FIND PERMANENT HOMES IN ILLINOIS

 In an effort to end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the availability of over $593,000 to 5 local public housing agencies (PHAs) in Illinois to provide a permanent home to 82 veterans experiencing homelessness. The supportive housing assistance announced today is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA.
A component of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, the HUD-VASH vouchers being awarded today enable homeless veterans to obtain affordable, decent housing in the private market.      These vouchers are critical tools in helping communities effectively end homelessness among veterans. See local funding chart below.
“Our nation’s veterans deserve more than a life on the streets,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “There is no greater responsibility than to end veteran homeless and to make certain that those who have served our nation have a home they can call their own.”
            "While we have made great strides in reducing veteran homelessness nearly in half nationally since 2010 and by 24% across Illinois, these vouchers will be a great resource as we continue to work tirelessly to end the travesty of veteran homelessness," said HUD Midwest Regional Administrator Joseph P. Galvan.
Nationally, more than 87,000 vouchers have been awarded and approximately 144,000 homeless veterans have been served through the HUD-VASH program since 2008. Rental assistance and supportive services provided through HUD-VASH are a critical resource for local communities in ending homelessness among our nation's veterans.
In the HUD-VASH program, VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) assess veterans experiencing homelessness before referring them to local housing agencies for these vouchers. Decisions are based on a variety of factors, most importantly the duration of homelessness and the need for longer term, more intensive support in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing. The HUD-VASH program includes both the rental assistance the voucher provides and the comprehensive case management that VAMC staff offers.
Veterans participating in the HUD-VASH program rent privately owned housing and generally contribute no more than 30 percent of their income toward rent. VA offers eligible homeless veterans clinical and supportive services through its medical centers across the U.S., Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.


HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov andhttp://espanol.hud.gov.  You can also connect with HUD on social media  or sign up for news alerts on HUD's Email List.
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Friday, April 06, 2018

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Thursday, April 05, 2018

Celebrate Mother’s Day with an Extravagant Brunch at Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook, IL.

 



  
Celebrate Mother’s Day with an Extravagant Brunch
at Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook
Mom will be delighted to enjoy brunch with you while indulging in the extravagant buffet that Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062; 847-205-4433) has in store. Mother’s Day Brunch will be served from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, May 13. The price is $51 for adults and $18 for children 10 and under. (Tax, gratuity and beverages, not included). View the full Mother’s Day Brunch menu online. Reservations are strongly recommended.
 Every guest starts with the delicious Prairie Grass Cafe Signature “PGC Benedict,” Poached Egg with Spinach and Roasted Tomato Hollandaise followed by the buffet, with something for everyone. “We love celebrating Mother’s Day at Prairie Grass Cafe,” says chef/owners Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris. It’s one of the most celebrated holidays and many of our regular customers choose to be with us. It’s an honor.”
Following the Signature “PGC Benedict” starter, choose from the abundant buffet including: 
  • Platter of Grilled Asparagus with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
  • Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Creamed Spinach
  • Mixed Green Salad with Fresh Peas, Endive, Radicchio, Pea Shoots, Arugula, Cider Vinaigrette
  • Caesar Salad with Shaved Brussel Sprouts, Romaine, Lemon, Croutons, Shaved Parmesan
  • Platter of Tomatoes, Cucumber, Onions, Lime, Grated Egg, Capers
  • Smoked Sliced Salmon with Cream Cheese, Chives, Limes, Capers, Mini Bagels
  • Roasted Chicken Breast with Braised Red Cabbage, Apples, Prunes, Balsamic
  • Braised Lamb with Spicy Chipotle Sauce, Carrots, Onions, Tomatoes, Garlic, Potatoes
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Chicken Wings with Ranch Dressing
  • Quinoa Cakes with Spicy Salsa, Basil Remoulade
  • Crusty Multi Grain Artisan Breads, Mini Chocolate Croissants, Cheese Danish, Raspberry Jam Danish, Sticky Pecan Rolls
  • Applewood Smoked “Maple Creek Farm” Bacon
  • Homemade Maple Breakfast Sausage
  • Roasted All-Natural New York Loin with Mushroom Sauce - Carved to Order
  • Hot Fresh Waffle Station with Maple Syrup
  • “Made to order” Omelet Station: “River Valley Ranch” Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, Ham, Spinach, Cheddar, Tomatoes 
You’ll be delighted with the dessert buffet, too.
  • Crepe Station with Chocolate, Raspberry Jam, Whipped Cream
  • Fresh Sliced Ripe Fruit
  • Platter of Berries
  • Double Chocolate Cup Cakes with Butter Cream Icing
  • Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble
  • Mini Cream Filled Eclairs
  • Baked Goat Cheese Cake with Berry Sauce
Prairie Grass Cafe Mother’s Day Brunch Menu: May 13, 2018
9:30am – 1:30pm
$51 Adults/$18 Children 10 and under
(Tax, Gratuity and Beverages not included)

About Prairie Grass Cafe
Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd.; Northbrook, IL; 847-205-4433), co-owned by chefs Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris, supports Chicago’s Green City Market and local sustainable farms, selecting the freshest ingredients to reflect the season. To make a reservation, please call (847) 205-4433 or visit prairiegrasscafe.com. Follow Prairie Grass Cafe news at newsline360.com/prairiegrasscafe, on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SarahStagner, on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/prairiegrasscafe,  on Facebook at Facebook.com/PrairieGrassCafe

Prairie Grass Cafe Hours:
 
Sunday – Brunch
 
9:30 am – 2 pm
 
Sunday – Dinner
 
5 pm – 9 pm
 
Monday-Friday – Lunch
 
11 am – 2 pm
 
Monday Dinner
 
5 pm – 9 pm
 
Tuesday-Thursday Dinner
 
5 pm – 9:30 pm
 
Saturday Brunch
 
10 am – 2 pm
 
Friday and Saturday Dinner
 
5 pm – 10 pm
 

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