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IAHA Presents Awards to Members at Annual Meeting

At the September 2019 Annual meeting of the IAHA members, awards were presented to the following individuals/housing authorities.

Anne Smith with Menard County Housing Authority Receives the 2019 David W. Morgan Award

Peg Barkley on behalf of the Macoupin County Housing Authority Team Receives the Outstanding Achievement Operational Excellence Award

Lynda Krulac with Fulton County Housing Authority Receives the Outstanding Achievement Resident Relations Award

Tom Upchurch with Jefferson County Housing Authority Receives the Outstanding Achievement Creativity Award

Dennis Green with Pekin Housing Authority Receives the Outstanding Achievement Miscellaneous Award

You can read the nominations at this link.


Congratulations to our winners!



Housing authorities merger being worked out

DANVILLE – Details are still being worked out for the merger of the Vermilion County Housing Authority and the Housing Authority of the City of Danville.

The housing authority board on Thursday tabled resolutions to permanently transfer the operations of the county housing authority to the city housing authority effective Jan. 1, 2020; transfer the operations, management and administration of the county's Low Income Public Housing Program to the city's housing authority for it to accept jurisdiction; and close bank accounts at First Farmers and transfer funds to the city's housing authority at Central Illinois Bank to have more dialogue with the city and county on some of the details being worked out.



Illinois Housing Development Authority names new chief

Affordable-housing expert Kristin Faust has been tapped to become the head of the Illinois Housing Development Authority.

Faust, president of the community development organization Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, has more than 25 years of affordable-housing experience and will be regarded as the state's chief affordable-housing official, according to a release. 



HUD kicks off Illinois Quad-Cities lead abatement program

MOLINE — HUD Midwest Regional Administrator Joseph P. Galvan remembered when he was a kid. He knew what he and his friends would do from time to time with paint.

“We used to see how big of a piece of paint we could peel off the window sill,” he said while kicking off National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (Oct. 20-26) Tuesday at Moline’s City Hall. “That probably wasn’t the smartest thing to do.”



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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