August 2022 UNOE Newsletter

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  • Family and Social Services Administration – Information about the Division of Mental Health and Addiction and their new dashboard.
  • Recycling Events – Electronics Recycling and Tox-Away Day.
  • Blood Lead Testing – Vanderburgh County is conducting lead testing at the Health Department.
  • EPD Coffee With A Cop – Provides the upcoming Coffee with a Cop event.
  • St. Anthony’s Church – Community Produce Giveaway dates.
  • Commission on Homelessness – Gayl Killough discusses the commission and the upcoming Indiana Housing Conference.
  • AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit – A tool kit to assist in identifying walkability concerns in your neighborhood.
  • Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities – Taking a look at the roles and expectations of tenants and their landlords.
  • Get to Know Your CPO – Interview with Crime Prevention Officer Nick Sandullo
  • EWSU Bill Relief Program – Increased amount of relief for residents of Vanderburgh County

National Night Out 2022

Family, friends and neighbors are invited to come out for a going away party for crime! Enjoy FREE food, indoor and outdoor activities for the community

Tuesday, August 2nd
6:00pm – 8:30pm

  • Children’s Firefighting Challenge Course
  • Rope Rappelling
  • K-9
  • SWAT Team
  • Bomb Squad
  • Narcotics Unit
  • Crime Prevention Unit

CISMA – Invasive Vines

Does Your Tree Look Like This?

English Ivy consuming a Sweet Gum tree

CISMA can help. Invasive vines such as English Ivy, Wintercreeper, and Asian Bittersweet can damage and eventually kill your tree. The Vanderburgh County CISMA can help! At no cost to you, we will treat a selected tree on your property to demonstrate how to manage this problem. Must reside in Vanderburgh County and provide a picture of your tree to sign Up.

Send your request to:

Please include:

  • Picture of entire tree
  • Close up picture of vine infesting tree
  • Your contact information (email/phone)
  • Best time to contact you

UNOE July General Meeting

C.K. Newsome Community Center
Thursday, July 28, 2022
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Silver Birch

Brittany Wade, Marketing Director

Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

Who We Are

Housing Organizations United Serving Evansville (H.O.U.S.E.) is a collaborative group of housing advocates in Evansville, Indiana. Since 2016, H.O.U.S.E. has served as the housing work group of the Evansville Promise Zone.

HOUSE Members:

  • Aurora, Inc.
  • Community Action Program of Evansville
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • Congregations Acting for Justice and Empowerment
  • Community One
  • ECHO Community Housing
  • ERS Management, LLC
  • Evansville Dept. of Metropolitan Development
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • HOPE of Evansville
  • Memorial Community Development Corporation
  • Old National Bank
  • Tru-Vest

If you are in need of legal advice and your income is at or below 125% of the federal poverty line, you may contact:

  • Legal Aid Society of Evansville
  • Indiana Legal Services

Your Landlord’s Rights and Responsibilities

Landlords have certain responsibilities, too. The landlord must:

  • Deliver the rental premises to a tenant in compliance with the rental agreement, and in a safe, clean, and habitable condition
  • Comply with all health and housing codes applicable to the premises
  • Provide and maintain in good and safe working conditions:
    • Electrical systems
    • Plumbing systems to supply a reasonable supply of hot and cold running water at all times
    • Sanitary systems
    • Heating and ventilating systems at all times and air conditioning if offered at the time of rental
    • Elevators, if provided
    • Any appliances supplied as an inducement to the rental agreement

Your Rights as a Tenant

If you lease a rental unit, you have the following rights as a tenant under the law. You have the right to a safe and livable home. This means a rental unit that:

  • Is secure, with doors and windows that can be locked
  • Has working plumbing, hot water, heating, and at least one working smoke detector
  • Is free from unhealthy conditions such as infestations or lead paint
  • Has functioning electricity without unsafe wiring or outlets
  • Common areas and elevators in clean, usable condition

You may have additional rights if you or someone in your household has been the victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking, and a civil protection order or criminal no-contact order has been entered

You have the right to basic privacy in your home. This generally means:

  • Your landlord cannot lock you out without a court order
  • Your landlord cannot enter your unit without notice, except in emergencies
  • You have the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, color, disability, ancestry, familial status, veteran status, or an expunged criminal conviction
  • Your landlord must return your security deposit within 45 days of you moving out if you leave the unit in good order and give a forwarding address. Your landlord must make an itemized list of any deductions from the full amount. You may dispute those deductions

Your Responsibilities as a Tenant

As a tenant, you have certain responsibilities:

  • Pay your rent. Do not stop paying rent to force your landlord to make repairs or provide upkeep, as this gives the landlord the right to evict you
  • You must keep your unit reasonably clean, and you may not deface, damage, or destroy your rental unit or a fixture in it
  • You must use the systems, appliances, and features of your rental unit and common areas of your building in a reasonable manner
  • You must comply with your rental agreement and other landlord rules and regulations
  • You must ensure that the smoke detector in your rental unit remains in working order
  • When you move out, you must leave the unit in good condition other then normal wear and tear

The information provided in this article does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information is for general informational purposes only. Please consult with an attorney or civil legal aid organization for individual advice.

SWIMGA Fall Conference “Imagine”

Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association hosting Fall Conference

Old National Events Plaza
Saturday, October 15, 2022
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Conference Open to the Public

Learn More

Online Registration

Event Speakers

Judy Burris & Wayne Richards

Judy Burris and Wayne Richards, a sister-brother author and photographer team, are from northern Kentucky. They have been intrigued with butterflies since they were children and always enjoyed spending time on hiking trails looking for animals and trying to identify trees. wildflowers, and insects. As adults, this childhood interest in animals and plant life has translated into a devotion to gardening, specifically to support butterflies in every stage of their development from egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly. Judy and Wayne have spent many years observing, hand-raising, and photographing these miraculous creatures in their own backyards. They enjoy teaching others about flower gardening, nature photography, and insect life cycles. They encourage everyone to give more serious through to natural habitat conservation and responsible, chemical-free management of their yards to support native flora and fauna for future generation to enjoy.

Irvin Etienne is the Curator of Herbaceous Plants and Seasonal Garden Design for the Garden at Newfields, where he has worked over 25 years. In that position he helps the Horticulturists with their plant section and garden design as well as designing and maintaining his own areas. While working in the 152 acres of the IMA gardens and groups requires knowledge and skill with all manner of wood and herbaceous plants, Irvin lusts for and loves the tropical species most of all. He is the recipient of Fold and Silver awards in Electronic Media Writing from the Garden Wirters Associations for his blogging at the IMA. In hos own garden everything from cannas to eggplants to Magnolias coexist in ta lush jungle fed by manure from his own rabbits and chickens. Obviously a product of the Midwest, Irvin could be considered, well, a simple farm boy that likes shiny sparkly things. And is easily distracted.

Charlie Nardozzi is a regional Emmy award winning garden writer, speaker, radio, and television personality. He has worked for more than 30 years bringing expert gardening information to home gardeners through radio, television, talks, tours, on-line, and the printed page. Charlie delights in making gardening information simple, easy, fun and accessible to everyone. He is the author of 7 gardening books including his latest., The Complete Guide to No-Dig Gardening,. He has 3 radio shows in New England and a TV segment on the CBS affiliate in his home state of Vermont. Charlie also is a garden consultant and leads garden tours to Europe and the Americas. Check out his website,, for more information.

Learn more at

Early Education Career & Job Fair

Building Blocks and WorkOne host job fair

Come to the CK Newsome Center on July 19 between 3:00pm – 6:00pm, to take part in a Early Education Career and Job Fair.

The event is sponsored by Building Blocks and WorkOne. Building Blocks is a local nonprofit serving 28 counties in Southern Indiana. They believe every child deserves the opportunity to develop into a healthy, contributing citizen. They engage the community and provide a leading voice to improve the accessibility, affordability and quality of child care.

Learn more about Building Blocks.

Events & Meetings (7/18 – 7/24)

Below are the Neighborhood Association General Meetings and Community Events scheduled for this week 7/18/2022 – 7/24/2022.

Before attending any meetings or events please confirm with the contacts the event is taking place. Additional event information can be found by following the links in the Organization column.

7/18Monday6:30pmReitz HillForest Hills Baptist Church, 2800 Hartmetz Ave
6:30pmTepe ParkTepe Park Clubhouse, 1212 S Garvin St
7/19Tuesday9:00amCoffee With A CopPenny Lane Coffeehouse, 600 SE 2nd St
6:30pmCCIAMt Olive Galilee Baptist Church, 825 Line St
6:30pmCulver1320 SE 2nd St
7/21Thursday5:00pmWIAHowell Park, 1101 S Barker Ave
6:00pmGlenwoodZion Missionary Baptist Church, 1800 S Governor St
6:15pmAkin ParkMemorial Baptist Church, 605 Canal Street
6:30pmWillemette VillageKeck Avenue Baptist Church, 1565 Keck Ave
7/23Saturday8am – 12pmDrop-off Recycling Day4551 University Dr

Looking For A Job?

WorkOne is hosting several hiring events in July

WorkOne will be hosting the events at their facility located at 4600 Washington Ave, Suite 113. See below for the upcoming events.

Apex Behavioral Services
Hiring: Direct Support Professionals
Wednesday, July 20, 27 from 11:00am – 2:00pm

Hiring: Production Team Members
Thursday, July 21, 28 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Fedex Ground
Hiring: Package Handler, Forklift, Warehouse, Package Recovery
Friday, July 15, 22, 29 from 10:00am – 2:00pm

Aldez North American
Hiring: Warehousing, Assembly, Parts Picking
Monday, July 18 from 8:30am – 11:30am

Baron H.R.
Hiring: Many jobs are open
Monday, July 18 from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Hiring: A wide variety of jobs are open
Tuesday, July 19, 26 from 11:00am – 1:00pm

Hiring: Many open jobs
Tuesday, July 26 from 10:30am – 1:00pm

What is WorkOne?

WorkOne is the heart of the workforce development system. It’s where service delivery partners connect with customers, and with each other. WorkOne helps people find a new or better job, choose a career, find a good employee, access training, or get the information needed to succeed in today’s ever-evolving workplace.

Learn more about WorkOne.


When is the next City/County Committee Meeting?

Did you know you can see the schedule of upcoming meetings at the Civic Center, by accessing the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Building Authority website? On the website is a Meeting Room Schedule, which provides the date, time, and room number of all the meetings for the current month.

The committee meetings on the schedule include, Area Plan, Vanderburgh County Commissioners, Board of Public Safety, County Council, City Council and many more.

Use the schedule provided to partake in the meetings, to learn and observe or to voice your concerns.

July Meeting Schedule

A link to the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Building Authority has also been added to the UNOE Resource page, for future use.