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Five Housing Authorities Receive Funds

Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Democrats, recently announced that the Rock Island Housing Authority and four other agencies in Northern Illinois will receive funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program.

The goal of the FSS program is to increase the incomes and economic independence of HUD-assisted families, according to the news release. The Rock Island Housing Authority will receive $62,643 of the total $505,059 funding amount to provide participating families with resources that include job training and education.

FSS funds also allow public housing agencies to assist families by partnering with local social service agencies, colleges and businesses.
  • Housing Authority of the City of Freeport: $69,380
  • Winnebago County Housing Authority, Rockford: $134,336
  • Rockford Housing Authority: $144,000
  • Housing Authority of Henry County, Kewanee: $94,700

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