November 27, 2017

Duckworth, Durbin Announce More Than $700,000 to Expand Affordable Housing Options for Illinois Families


[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced a $757,623 federal grant today to help low-income families, seniors and Americans living with disabilities access affordable housing options. This funding comes through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV), which subsidizes rent for eligible individuals and families who find single-family homes, townhouses and apartments that meet the program's criteria.

"Extending access to affordable housing is crucial to helping some of the most vulnerable residents and families across Illinois become financially stable," Duckworth said. "I'll keep working to help ensure families in every corner of the state have access to the safe and affordable housing options they need to succeed."

"This funding will give local housing agencies across Illinois the ability to expand and improve existing supportive services for families, seniors, and people with disabilities, helping them to continue to live as independently as possible in the communities they love and know,"
Durbin said. "I will continue to fight for federal investments like this that provide critical assistance to those in need."

Under this announcement, the following organizations will receive HUD funding:

  • DuPage Housing Authority (Wheaton, IL): $672,497
  • Rockford Housing Authority (Rockford, IL): $75,040
  • Housing Authority of Mt. Vernon, Illinois (Mt. Vernon, IL): $10,086

HUD's Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) is administered at the local level by public housing agencies (PHAs) assisting individuals and families in search of affordable housing.