February 26, 2019

Duckworth, Durbin Announce Over $2 Million to Expand Affordable Housing in Rockford


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced a $2,167,468 federal grant to the Rockford Housing Authority to help low-income families, seniors and Americans living with disabilities access to affordable housing options. The 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 in Rockford 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 the Rockford Housing Authority the ability to expand and improve services for families, seniors, and people with disabilities, helping them to continue to live as independently as possible in the community they love and know,” Durbin said. “I will continue to fight for federal investments like this that provide critical assistance to those in need.”

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