Durbin Announces Over $6.2 Million Investment in Illinois Housing Agencies

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced today that Illinois Housing Agencies will receive $ 6,289,102 in grant funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The grants provide funding for housing counseling along with funding for local units of government. 


“Improvements to public housing will enhance the quality of life for individuals who rely on this important service – including nearly 80,000 people in Illinois,” said Durbin. “More than that, local economies stand to benefit from this significant investment in infrastructure projects that will modernize public housing, increase energy efficiency and create jobs.”


Under this announcement, the following Illinois Housing Agencies will receive funding:


Mortgage Modification and Mortgage Scams Assistance (MMMSA)


The MMMSA program is a part of the Housing Counseling Program and provides services to homeowners to prevent or resolve mortgage delinquency, default, and foreclosure, with the primary objective to preserve homeownership. This program helps promote stable neighborhoods and communities by reducing the number of vacant, foreclosed homes. 


  • DuPage Homeownership Center: $28,044
  • Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs: $19,348
  • Latin United Community Housing Association: $26,181
  • Partners in Charity, Inc.: $16,242
  • Rogers Park Community Development Corporation: $16,242
  • S&S Development Group, NFP: $19,348
  • South Suburban Housing Center: $24,317
  • Spanish Coalition for Housing: $19,969
  • Will County Center for Community Concerns:  $26,802


Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)


The CDBG program provides annual grants to state and local governments to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and by expanding economic opportunities, primarily for low-income and moderate-income individuals and families.


  • Champaign: $697,938
  • Danville: $882,748
  • Oak Lawn: $246,605
  • Rock Island: $1,059,009
  • Springfield: $1,163,012
  • Urbana: $421,459




The HOME program helps to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low-income and very low-income families by providing grants to state and local governments to fund housing programs that meet local needs and priorities.


  • Springfield: $541,171
  • Urbana: $1,000,552