Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $2 Million In HUD Funding For Housing And Community Development Across Illinois

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) awarded a total of $2,058,130 in grant funding to Illinois agencies through two programs – the Housing Counseling Grant Program and the Service Coordinator Program – to help families, seniors, and people with disabilities who live in insured and assisted apartment housing across the state live more independent lives. 

“This funding will give local housing agencies across Illinois the ability to expand and improve existing supportive services for families, seniors, and 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 I will continue to fight for them in these times of uncertainty.” 

“It’s important that Americans who rely on additional assistance at home – including seniors and those living with a disability – have access to the resources they need to live healthy, independent lives,” said Duckworth. “This funding will help improve housing conditions for families across Illinois and I’ll keep working to ensure every American has access to safe and affordable housing options.”

Housing Counseling Grant Program

Ten Illinois housing authorities/ development agencies will receive a total of $1,037,179 in grant funding through HUD’s Housing Counseling Grant Program.  This program provides funding for counseling and advice to tenants and homeowners, both current and prospective, with respect to property maintenance, financial management/ literacy, and other matters appropriate to assist them in improving their housing conditions, meeting their financial needs, and fulfilling the responsibilities of tenancy or homeownership.

  • Community Investment Corporation of Decatur, Inc. (Decatur, IL): $21,221
  • Housing Acting Illinois (Chicago, IL): $820,030
  • Lake County Housing Authority (Grayslake, IL): $23,684
  • Latin United Community Housing Association (Chicago, IL): $25,000
  • Macoupin County Housing Authority (Carlinville, IL): $18,348
  • Open Communities (Winnetka, IL): $17,259
  • Smart Money Housing (Chicago, IL): $41,975
  • Springfield Housing Authority (Springfield, IL): $14,655
  • Total Resources Community Development Organization (Chicago, IL): $22,609
  • Will County Center for Community Concerns (Joliet, IL): $32,398

Service Coordinator Program

Twenty-two Illinois housing service providers will receive a total of $1,020,951 in HUD grant funding for the employment of Service Coordinators in insured and assisted apartment housing that is designed for the elderly and persons with disabilities.  A service coordinator is a social service staff person hired or contracted by the development’s owner or management company and is responsible for assuring that elderly residents and those non-elderly residents with disabilities are linked to the specific supportive services they need to continue living independently. 

  • Armitage Commons Preservation (Chicago, IL): $41,113
  • Benchmark Sherway Towers Associates (Chicago, IL): $33,574
  • Bristol Apartments (Chicago, IL): $83,852
  • Cedar Village LP (Lake Villa, IL): $6,539
  • Council for the Jewish Elderly (Chicago, IL): $43,615
  • Diversey Parkway Association (Chicago, IL): $44,959
  • Housing Opportunity Development Corporation (Techny, IL): $43,518
  • Illini Tower (Silvis, IL): $40,555
  • Kenmore Plaza Tenant Association (Chicago, IL): $40,309
  • Langman Apartments (Milan, IL): $47,714
  • Lathrop Elderly Apartments (Chicago, IL): $49,114
  • O’Fallon Preservation (Chicago, IL): $16,541
  • Oxford House Apartment Preservation LP (Decatur, IL): $62,575
  • Pioneer Village Apartments (Chicago, IL): $97,107
  • Skyrise LLC (Rockford, IL): $56,093
  • Spoon River Towers (Lewistown, IL): $23,455
  • Swartzberg House LLC (Chicago, IL): $44,083
  • Thorndale Manor (Chicago, IL): $43,796
  • Walden Oaks Preservation (Chicago, IL): $44,795
  • Watch Hill Tower (Rock Island, IL): $47,715
  • West Point Plaza Venture LLLP (Chicago, IL): $86,423
  • Whiting Hall Senior Apartments, LP (Galesburg, IL): $23,506