September 30, 2015

Following the events culminating in drastic rent increases and displacement of some residents at Hampshire Towers Apartments in ward 6 of Takoma Park in August 2015, the CHEER Community Association has organized a meeting with several tenant association and rental community leaders for...

July 10, 2015

The CHEER Community Association (CCA) is a tool designed to help tenants in Long Branch and Takoma Park build and maintain community, and improve their quality of life.  We help tenants start, sustain, and improve their Tenant Associations.  We help tenant associations address common pr...

December 2, 2014

A new initiative funded by the Takoma Foundation invites you to host a NeighborCircle.

 

A NeighborCircle is “a good conversation over dinner with neighbors.” That’s pretty much it. Why make this into a project? Because, admittedly, most of us don’t know our neighbors and they don’t know...

November 28, 2013

The Leadership Team at Essex House, a 135 unit high rise rental property on Maple Avenue, has developed robust leadership capacity over the past several months and recently achieved recognition from the building owners and is now for the first time managing its own budget.  Since beginn...

May 3, 2013

Takoma Park and Long Branch community members want to know their neighbors and want to work with them on common projects which enhance the quality of life in their communities.  This message emerged from the community strategic planning process last year and speaks to the mission and vi...

June 9, 2012

Are you looking for ideas about how to improve your neighborhood?

 

In the recent community strategic planning process for Takoma Park and Long Branch community members shared dozens of ideas for achieving priority goals.

 

The priority goals center on six areas:

 

(1)  Employment opportunity

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May 17, 2012

What are the top priorities that should drive our community improvement efforts over the next five years?  CHEER recently asked this question of about 40 community leaders representing the diversity of Takoma Park and Long Branch.  From a list of 22 goals related to housing, health, and...

December 16, 2011

CHEER held its first idea jam on November 17, 2011 on the income gap in Takoma Park.  After reviewing the statistics documenting a 50% increase in high income households, a 15% loss of middle income households, and a stable number of low income households over the last decade, the...

November 4, 2011

Over the past decade, Takoma Park has changed from a community able to support families with a range of incomes to one with higher property values, a larger number of higher-income families, and a smaller number of middle income families.

 

Evidence of this trend is seen by comparing two...

February 10, 2011

On January 26, Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP) offered a mini-tour of Gilbert Highlands, a 21-unit, affordable housing property at 8508 and 8510 Flower Avenue in the Long Branch section of Takoma Park.

 

This property is one of four rental properties MHP owns in the neighborhood.  Th...

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