Village of Woodridge and Non-Profit Partners Reserve Immediate Temporary Housing for Displaced Woodridge Country Club Residents• A water line burst at Woodridge Country Club today, and MC Properties notified the residents they would need to vacate their homes immediately
• Woodridge and its non-profit partners were able to reserve immediate temporary housing at a Willowbrook hotel for up to 30 days
• Dollars raised from tornado relief fundraisers will help cover the cost of the hotel stay for displaced residents
WOODRIDGE, Ill., December 9, 2021: The Village of Woodridge and the community grassroots organization, Woodridge Neighbors Helping Neighbors for Disaster Relief, reserved hotel rooms in nearby Willowbrook for displaced Woodridge Country Club residents for up to 30 days. Earlier today, the property management company for Woodridge Country Club, MC Properties, notified the Village that effective immediately, all residents living in the 56 affected units at Woodridge Country Club would have to vacate the premises due to a water line break. Before the water line break today, the housing association had set the vacate deadline by 11:59 p.m. on December 17.
The Village and its non-profit partners quickly identified immediate temporary housing resources. The hotel has sufficient capacity to house the approximately 30 families impacted by the water line break. The Village continues to communicate with each affected individual on the Intake/Case Management List to inform them of the immediate temporary housing arrangement. The impacted residents will receive an email or phone call about the immediate housing eligibility.
Eligible Woodridge Country Club residents should register through the Village intake line (630) 719-2496, and case managers will add them to the Intake/Case Management list. Then, those residents can make a reservation at the hotel. When making the reservation, they should advise the hotel that they are a Woodridge Country Club Townhome resident. They must also present a copy of the housing association's December 3, 2021, displacement notice when checking in.
The Village understands that the housing displacement may be longer than 30 days. Woodridge and its non-profit partners will continue their efforts to identify alternative housing for a longer-term. MC Properties will allow the residents to leave their property at their home while repairs occur.
“Dollars raised from Woodridge tornado relief fundraisers will help cover the temporary housing costs of our displaced neighbors,” said Mayor Gina Cunningham. “It is very upsetting to see our friends and neighbors be uprooted during the holiday season. Fortunately, this challenging year continues to show the kindness and generosity of our community.”
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