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Duckworth, Durbin Announce More Than $15 Million to Support Public Housing in Southern Illinois | U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois

February 13, 2020

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $15,157,628 in federal funding to public housing authorities throughout Southern 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 Southern 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 Southern 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:

  • Jackson County Housing Authority: $2,038,230
  • Williamson County Housing Authority: $1,741,425
  • Saline County Housing Authority: $1,276,765
  • Marion County Housing Authority: $1,189,737
  • Alexander County Housing Authority: $1,184,351
  • Union County Housing Authority: $904,569
  • City of Marion Housing Authority: $828,621
  • Jefferson County Housing Authority: $809,395
  • Perry County Housing Authority: $800,495
  • Massac County Housing Authority: $471,319
  • Randolph County Housing Authority: $426,793
  • Wayne County Housing Authority: $418,420
  • Clay County Housing Authority: $389,782
  • Lawrence County Housing Authority: $309,464
  • Bond County Housing Authority: $304,176
  • Hardin County Housing Authority: $284,332
  • Pulaski County Housing Authority: $273,671
  • Wabash County Housing Authority: $252,958
  • Pope County Housing Authority: $246,824
  • Gallatin County Housing Authority: $217,786
  • White County Housing Authority: $216,003
  • Johnson County Housing Authority: $161,477
  • Hamilton County Housing Authority: $159,713
  • Richland County Housing Authority: $157,362
  • Edwards County Housing Authority: $93,960

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.

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