Durbin Announces More Than $26.1 Million in Funding For Illinois Housing and Community Development
[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that communities and housing agencies throughout Illinois will receive a total of $26,128,915 in grant funding through three 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 around Illinois the ability to expand and improve affordable housing and other critical services 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 communities will receive CDBG funding:
- Cook County, Illinois will receive $9,742,667 in funding;
- St. Clair County, Illinois: will receive $3,266,400 in funding;
- Madison County, Illinois: will receive $2,655,266 in funding;
- The Town of Cicero, Illinois will receive $1,516,259 in funding;
- City of Berwyn, Illinois will receive $1,171,711 in funding;
- Schaumburg Village, Illinois: will receive $307,536 in funding;
- Mount Prospect, Illinois: will receive $271,504 in funding and;
- Village of Hoffman Estates, Illinois: will receive $251,367 in funding.
The HOME program helps to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low- and very low-income families by providing grants to state and local governments to fund housing programs that meet local needs and priorities. HOME is the largest Federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households. The following communities will receive HOME program funding:
- Cook County, Illinois: will receive $4,460,614 in funding;
- St. Clair County, Illinois: will receive $931,358 in funding and;
- Madison County, Illinois: will receive $797,813 in funding.
Emergency Solutions Grants
The Emergency Solutions Grants program provides annual grants to state, local and private entities to improve the quality and number of emergency homeless shelters. Emergency Solutions Grants are available for the rehabilitation or remodeling of a building used as a new shelter, operations and maintenance of the facility, essential supportive services and homeless prevention. Under this announcement, Cook County, Illinois will receive $756,420 in Emergency Solutions Grant funding.
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