Durbin, Duckworth Announce $3.2 Million In Funding To Support Low-Income Illinoisans With Disabilities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded nine Illinois communities a total of $3,291,834 to provide affordable housing to people with disabilities. The funding is awarded through HUD’s Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program, which helps individuals with disabilities live as independently as possible in the communities with access to supportive services.

“This funding will give local housing agencies across Illinois the ability to expand and improve existing supportive services for people with disabilities, helping them to continue to live as independently as possible in the communities they love and know,” Durbin said. “These federal programs provide invaluable assistance to those in need and Senator Duckworth and I will continue to fight for them.”

“It’s important that Americans who rely on additional assistance at home, including those living with a disability, have access to the resources they need to live healthy, independent lives,” Duckworth said. “I’m proud to continue working with Senator Durbin to help make sure hard-working Illinoisans all across the state have access to safe and affordable housing options.”

The following agencies will receive funding:

  • Chicago Housing Authority: $789,114
  • Housing Authority of Champaign County: $191,329
  • Housing Authority of Joliet: $306,016
  • Housing Authority Cook County: $945,708
  • Housing Authority of the City of Waukegan: $235,530
  • Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington: $68,123
  • Lake County Housing Authority: $423,534
  • Springfield Housing Authority: $181,185
  • Winnebago County Housing Authority: $151,295