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Duckworth, Durbin Announce More Than $21 Million to Support Public Housing in Central 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 $21,084,252 in federal funding to public housing authorities throughout Central 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 Central 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 Central 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:

  • Peoria Housing Authority: $2,632,932
  • Franklin County Housing Authority: $1,744,779
  • Springfield Housing Authority: $1,743,075
  • Decatur Housing Authority: $1,474,747
  • Bloomington Housing Authority: $1,401,725
  • Danville Housing Authority: $1,282,634
  • Morgan County Housing Authority: $1,053,582
  • Quincy Housing Authority: $1,022,777
  • Macoupin County Housing Authority: $976,920
  • Fulton County Housing Authority: $749,639
  • McDonough County Housing Authority: $709,406
  • DeWitt County Housing Authority: $578,429
  • Livingston County Housing Authority: $562,985
  • Pike County Housing Authority: $444,674
  • Montgomery County Housing Authority: $438,280
  • Edgar County Housing Authority: $409,602
  • Coles County Housing Authority: $408,246
  • Vermilion County Housing Authority: $399,149
  • Logan County Housing Authority: $357,486
  • Pekin Housing Authority: $306,103
  • Adams County Housing Authority: $230,941
  • Effingham County Housing Authority: $214,995
  • Shelby County Housing Authority: $211,929
  • Greene County Housing Authority: $202,609
  • Scott County Housing Authority: $199,120
  • Piatt County Housing Authority: $183,725
  • Cumberland County Housing Authority: $183,074
  • Clark County Housing Authority: $164,148
  • Ford County Housing Authority: $129,497
  • Brown County Housing Authority: $121,585
  • Grundy County Housing Authority: $120,129
  • Cass County Housing Authority: $108,928
  • Mason County Housing Authority: $96,350
  • Woodford County Housing Authority: $92,500
  • Champaign County Housing Authority: $71,487
  • Hancock County Housing Authority: $56,065

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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