Durbin Announces More Than $356,000 Award to Village of Palatine

[CHICAGO, IL] U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) totaling $356,796 to the Village of Palatine.  The grant will support efforts by non-profits and local government entities to provide support service, affordable housing and infrastructure projects in the Palatine area.


“From counseling for abused children to rental housing assistance for seniors, this grant will help the city of Palatine continue to care for its most vulnerable populations,” Durbin said.  “With today’s announcement, underserved populations in the area will have greater access to the programs and services they need.”


Durbin announced the grant while visiting the Palatine Opportunity Center, which coordinates health, wellness, education and community services in the northeast Palatine Township area and will receive $25,000 for child care and support services under the grant.  Durbin sat in on a GED class and read a book with preschoolers at the center before meeting with partner agencies and the mayor.


Upon receiving the grant, the Village of Palatine will distribute it to a variety of local non-profits and government entities.  Those include:


  • Palatine Township
  • The Bridge Youth & Family Services
  • Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Little Sisters of the Poor
  • CEDA Northwest
  • Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council
  • Journeys from PADS to HOPE
  • Village of Palatine Engineering Department


The CDBG program provides annual grants to States and local units of government 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.