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JEFFERSON COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY RECEIVES $840,000 OF $134 HUD’S MILLION TO IMPROVE, PRESERVE PUBLIC HOUSING IN ILLINOIS

JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL — Several southern Illinois housing authorities are among 93 in the state that will be seeing a portion of $134 million to make capital investments in their public housing units. According to a statement released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the money is part of more than $2.7 billion in funding released to nearly 3,000 public housing authorities in all 50 states along with the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Illinois Could Soon Face Housing Crisis, So Why Are So Many CHA Homes Sitting Vacant?

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois could face a housing crisis when the moratorium on evictions is lifted this month.

But as CBS 2’s Jim Williams reported Monday, thousands of Chicago public housing homes are off limits – even though they’re vacant.

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HUD awards $134 million to improve, preserve public housing in Illinois

CHICAGO — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $2.7 billion in funding last week to nearly 2900 public housing authorities (PHAs) in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to make capital investments in their public housing units.

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West Central Illinois housing authorities receive federal funding

New federal money is on the way for housing authorities in West Central Illinois.

A recent federal grant will help the Quincy Housing Authority fund maintenance projects at buildings like the lamp high rise.

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More than $11 million granted for housing and homeless assistance in central Illinois

WASHINGTON D.C. (WMBD) — U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) announced that Central Illinois communities will receive a total of $11.7 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for affordable housing and homelessness programs.

“Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home,” Durbin said. “These federal programs are critically important to addressing homelessness and housing insecurity throughout Central Illinois, especially at a time when so many are facing economic hardship as a result of COVID-19. I will continue working alongside Senator Duckworth to bring federal resources to communities in need during this challenging time.”

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County board OKs regional land bank

The Kankakee County Board approved a resolution this past week that authorized the board chairman to sign an inter-governmental agreement to establish the Kankakee Regional Land Bank.

The agreement has been in the planning stages for a couple years, but the regional land bank got a boost when both the county and city of Kankakee were each awarded $175,000 grants from the state in December.

“There’s a lot of benefit to this of having a regional land bank,” said Board Chairman Andy Wheeler, who said it will named the Kankakee Regional Land Bank.

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Macoupin Housing Services cuts ribbons

Representatives from Macoupin Housing Services (MHS) and the Macoupin County Housing Authority (MCHA) cut the ribbons on three tax credit housing developments in the county at ceremonies held Sept. 23.

Home tours were available to area residents and local dignitaries at the 14 homes built in Staunton, nine in Bunker Hill and 15 in Gillespie. The homes were built through a low-income housing tax credit created under the 1986 Tax Reform Act. It gives incentives for the use of private equity in the development of affordable housing aimed at low-income Americans. The program is administered at the state level through the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), which receives a fixed allocation of credits based on population.

The homes have to meet strict requirements with regard to construction standards and energy efficiency.

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