August 21, 2018

Duckworth, Durbin Announce More Than $1.8 Million to Support Decatur Housing and Community Development


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced today that the City of Decatur will receive $1,823,485 in federal grant funding through programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funding was allocated through HUD’s Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and HOME programs to help the local government expand economic opportunities and provide suitable living environments for low- and moderate-income individuals.

“Children and families throughout Decatur rely on investments like these that help improve housing conditions and reduce homelessness,” said Duckworth. “Along with Senator Durbin, I’m proud to advocate for federal funding for programs that foster safe communities and help increase affordable housing options.”

“This funding will help ensure that Decatur’s most vulnerable residents have access to access to safe housing and economic opportunities,” Durbin said. “I will continue to fight alongside Senator Duckworth to support these federal programs that promote the health and well-being of Illinois residents.”

The Community Development Block (CDBG) Grants program provides annual grants to States and local units of government to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. Under this announcement, the City of Decatur will receive $1,378,744 in funding.

The HOME program helps to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low-income families by providing grants to states and local governments to fund housing programs that meet local needs and priorities. Under this announcement, the City of Decatur will receive $444,741 in funding.