Jerusalem Farm started Code Neighborhood Accountability Boards (CNABs) to help low-income homeowners facing code violations, and with this funding, we would like to add a fund to help with the cost of repairs. The meetings are gatherings of key people including the homeowner receiving the violation, the person(s) who reported the violation and/or concerned neighbors, plus 3-4 trained volunteers who encourage a conversation toward a solution to the violation.
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We are looking to fund three neighborhood-wide community events. First, a summer fun day of activities in Budd Park, in partnership with local businesses on St. John and the Mattie Rhodes Center. Second, a pumpkin patch at Indian Mound Park, coupled with a trail walk and educational activities about nature and trail stewardship. Third, a block party as part of National Night Out partnering with local law enforcement for safety tips and how to start a block watch program.
The 4th Saturdays of June (24th), July (22nd), and August (26th), we will host free, family events at Budd Park in Northeast KC. The first will be a large Block Party, in July we'll have a pool party, and in August we'll have a large slip-n-slide by the pool. At each event, we will have free food for all attendees.
The Indian Mound Neighborhood Association is building a fence around the Indian Mound community garden. Having a fence will prevent and discourage foot traffic through the garden. As a result of being located near a liquor store. the garden experiences loitering, litter, and, occasionally, damage to the plants. Neighbors will now have a more private and secure place for gathering. It will give neighbors more flexibility to garden on their own time individually.