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Local areas getting financial help for housing and community development

CENTRAL ILLINOIS - Several central Illinois communities are receiving federal grant funding through programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The announcement came from U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth.

The funding was allocated through the HUD's Community Development Block Grants, Emergency Solutions Grants, and HOME Investment Partnerships programs to help local governments expand economic opportunities and provide suitable living environments for low-to-moderate income individuals.

"This federal investment will give local agencies, in central Illinois, the ability to offer affordable housing and homeless assistance to people who need it most," says Senator Durbin. "I will continue to fight alongside Senator Duckworth to support federal programs that promote the health and well-being of Illinois' residents."

The grants that will be issued to communities in central Illinois include:

The Community Development Block (CDBG) Grant: Provides annual grants to states and local units of government to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment.

  • Bloomington: $552,428
  • Champaign: $832,235
  • Danville: $955,459
  • Decatur: $1,378,744
  • Moline: $764,935
  • Normal: $414,891
  • Pekin: $418,195
  • Peoria: $1,715,087
  • Rantoul: $331,502
  • Springfield: $1,257,911
  • Urbana: $408,127

The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG): Provides annual grants to state, local, and private entities to assist people in quickly regaining stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness.

  • Peoria: $139,601

The HOME grant: Helps to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low and very low-income families by providing grants to states and local governments to fund housing programs that meet local needs and priorities.

  • Decatur: $444,741
  • Peoria: $715,855
  • Springfield: $615,059
  • Urbana: $835,540

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