Durbin Announces More Than $1.2 Million in HUD Funding For Northern Illinois and Chicagoland Housing and Community Development

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that communities and housing agencies in Northern Illinois and the Chicagoland area will receive a total of $1,291,600 in grant funding through two programs administered by Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help develop urban communities in the area.

“This funding will give local development agencies in Illinois the ability to expand and improve existing affordable housing in their communities,” Durbin said. “These federal programs provide invaluable assistance to those in need.”

Community Development Block Grants

The Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program provides annual grants to states and local governments to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and by expanding economic opportunities principally for low and moderate income persons. CDBG funding is an important tool for helping local governments to tackle serious challenges facing their communities. The following Chicagoland communities will receive CDBG funding:

  • Palatine Village, Illinois will receive $371,466 in funding.

Service Coordinator Program

The Service Coordinator Program provides funding for the employment of Service Coordinators in insured and assisted apartment housing that is designed for the elderly and persons with disabilities.  A service coordinator is a social service staff person hired or contracted by the development’s owner or management company.  The Service Coordinator is responsible for assuring that elderly residents, especially those who are frail or at risk, and those non-elderly residents with disabilities are linked to the specific supportive services they need to continue living independently.

  • Countryside Villages Apartments II (Yorkville, Illinois) will receive $208,832 in funding and;
  • Shadley Affordable LLC (Belvidere, Illinois) will receive $188,236 in funding.