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Duckworth, Durbin announce $15M in federal funds for public housing

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(WSIL) – Twenty-five public housing authorities in southern Illinois will receive federal funds to help develop, finance and modernize properties.

On Thursday, U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced $15,157,628 in federal funding through 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,” Sen. 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,” Sen. Durbin said. “I will continue to fight alongside Senator Duckworth to support safe and affordable housing options for Illinoisans.”

Public housing authorities receiving funds are:

• 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

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