The mission of Yellow Springs Home, Inc. is to strengthen community and diversity in Yellow Springs and Miami Township by providing permanently affordable and sustainable housing through our Community Land Trust (CLT).
Emily Seibel interviews renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson
Yellow Springs Home, Inc. Executive Director Emily Seibel (left) had the honor of interviewing world renowned chef and keynote speaker Marcus Samuelsson (right) at the Ohio CDC Association’s annual conference, where Seibel serves as Board President. During the interview, Samuelsson and Seibel discussed many front of mind topics, including: the nutritious food apartheid in America; the need to recognize and celebrate Black excellence in the culinary world; the need to reclaim Black culinary traditions; the consistent erasure of Black authorship from the story of American food; the importance of neighborhood anchor restaurants in building authentic community; core values through difficulty; the intersection of culture, community, and cuisine; and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 and the economic recession on Black communities and restaurants. "There's never been a bigger need to support Black culinarians than right now." Samuelsson says. Learn more in his new cookbook The Rise, which highlights the diverse deliciousness of Black cooking today.
Yellow Springs Emergency Rental Assistance Funds Still Available
The Housing Stability Task Force of Yellow Springs recognizes the need for emergency rental assistance after hearing from local renters in a recent online survey. The Yellow Springs Community Foundation is providing $10,000 for rental assistance through the Yellow Springs Credit Union. Villagers wanting to access funds should contact Florence Randolph, the Community Outreach Specialist with the Village of Yellow Springs who will guide residents through the process of accessing funds.
Florence can be reached by calling 937-767-3716 or emailing her at FRandolph@vil.yellowsprings.oh.us Her office hours are typically Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Florence will assist residents with identifying area resources, filling out applications, and connecting residents with emergency rental assistance. Funds will be available in the amount of one month’s rent, with a cap of $1,000. The funds will act as direct assistance and no repayment is required.
The funds are meant to provide a bridge to anticipated federal funds pledged in the first CARES Act, which will eventually become available through Miami Valley County Action Partnership. They are gearing up to offer a series of programs to assist renters and prevent evictions including helping with overdue rent and utilities. While pledged, the funds are not yet in hand. Residents can get in queue for assistance by visiting miamivalleycap.org and submitting an application online.
While there was a moratorium on evictions through May, the Greene County Courts are once again processing evictions. These funds are available to support residents with housing stability with their current rent or assist them in securing alternative housing. We want to assure residents that they are not alone and have the community’s support through these unprecedented times.
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