February 13, 2020

Duckworth, Durbin Announce More Than $16 Million to Support Public Housing in Northwest Illinois


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $16,585,075 in federal funding to public housing authorities throughout Northwest Illinois for development, financing and modernization of public housing properties. This funding was allocated though the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund program.

“Children and families in need across Northwest Illinois rely on investments like these that help improve housing conditions and reduce homelessness,” Duckworth said. “Along with Senator Durbin, I’m proud to advocate for federal funding to support programs that foster safe communities and help ensure all Illinoisans have access to the affordable housing they need to get ahead.”

“This federal funding gives local agencies in Northwest Illinois the ability to offer safe and affordable housing to those who need it most. In addition, the local economy stands to benefit from this investment in infrastructure projects that will bring safety and modernization to the area’s public housing,” Durbin said. “I will continue to fight alongside Senator Duckworth to support safe and affordable housing options for Illinoisans.”

Under this announcement, the following public housing authorities will receive funding:

  • Rockford Housing Authority: $4,589,513
  • LaSalle County Housing Authority: $2,415,465
  • Knox County Housing Authority: $1,159,834
  • Greater Metro Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County: $1,106,934
  • Henry County Housing Authority: $1,007,810
  • Moline Housing Authority: $1,006,215
  • Freeport Housing Authority: $776,416
  • Whiteside County Housing Authority: $736,254
  • Warren County Housing Authority: $671,566
  • Rock Island Housing Authority: $629,951
  • Bureau County Housing Authority: $562,793
  • Ogle County Housing Authority: $542,597
  • Winnebago County Housing Authority: $489,546
  • Lee County Housing Authority: $434,069
  • Jo Daviess County Housing Authority: $188,110
  • Carroll County Housing Authority: $165,231
  • Mercer County Housing Authority: $102,771

Last year, Duckworth and Durbin introduced the Averting Crises in Housing Assistance (ACHA) Act, which would invest $70 billion in HUD’s Public Housing Capital Fund and improve public housing outcomes for residents.