Durbin Announces Nearly $3.9 Million in HUD Funding for St. Clair County Housing and Community Development

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced today that St. Clair County communities and housing agencies will receive $3,866,426 in grant funding through two programs administered by Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help develop urban communities in the area.


“This federal funding will give local development agencies in St. Clair County the ability to offer affordable housing to the people in their community who need it the most,” Durbin said.

Community Development Block Grants


St. Clair County will receive $3,252,333 in funding through the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program, which 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.


HOME Program


St. Clair County will receive $614,093 in funding through the HOME program, which 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.