November 29, 2016

Affordable housing was on the agenda for the Takoma Park City Council meeting on November 16. Modifications of the rent stabilization code proposed by the Renters Protection Group this past summer was one of the items discussed. The group’s proposals increase scrutiny and accountability...

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...

September 25, 2015

Takoma Park City Elections will be held on Tuesday November 3, 2015. CHEER (Community Health & Empowerment through Education & Research), in collaboration with local neighborhood associations, has developed a survey to learn about the campaign issues important to residents of Takoma Par...

August 6, 2015

Results from July 2015 Civic Engagement Focus Groups

 

In July CHEER convened two focus groups to look at the barriers to civic participation in Takoma Park and Long Branch and how to overcome them. The groups included both low income and immigrant residents. Below is a consolidated list...

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 25, 2014

On a cold February day in 2012, we heard that a long line of people were waiting for health care at Mobile Med’s medical van at the Long Branch Community Center. Dozens of people waited for more than an hour in the cold to be seen by a doctor. Unfortunately, this scene has been repeated...

August 12, 2014

In response to needs expressed by community residents and health care providers CHEER has published the Long Branch Health and Wellness Asset Inventory.  This list is intended to provide community residents and health care providers with a useful guide to health and wellness resources i...

August 12, 2014

In response to needs expressed by community residents and health care providers CHEER has published the Long Branch Health and Wellness Asset Inventory.  This list is intended to provide community residents and health care providers with a useful guide to health and wellness resources i...

March 20, 2014

On January 23, 2014 CHEER held the first of a series of round table discussions focused on helping youth in Takoma Park successfully transition to adulthood.  The series is bringing Takoma Park residents and community stakeholders together to create a collaborative effort to address maj...

December 20, 2013

Takoma Park is building the new local economy right now.  A panel discussion and more than 20 community residents met on December 5th to discuss current projects and ideas for new projects that create an inclusive local economy.  This event parallels a joint effort of CHEER and IMPACT S...

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