Fox View Management Seeks Grant for Computers, Security
Ramsdell, Melissa, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Melissa Ramsdell Daily Herald Staff Writer
After two years, the owners of the Fox View Apartments in Carpentersville say they are seeing results from drug prevention programs at the subsidized complex.
"We've seen a 13 percent increase in income derived from jobs as opposed to welfare," said Tracy Hill, president of Kimball Hill Management Co. "And the kids seem to be doing better in school by participating in these programs."
Now, executives from Kimball Hill want to extend the program, now operated by Fox View residents and employees from the Renz Addiction Counseling Center in Elgin.
They are applying for approximately $400,000 worth of grants from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Plans call for a $155,000 computer center. Another grant, for $250,000, would help Carpentersville officials afford to provide more police patrols in the complex. Kimball Hill also may block off Oxford Drive, which runs through the complex, as a way to reduce crime.
Since 1992, Carpentersville police have shared a substation with Fox View security officers in one of the apartment buildings at Fox View. …