Housing Advocates Plan Next Steps Amid Pandemic Economic Uncertainty

SPRINGFIELD – As economic uncertainty continues to linger one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, housing advocates across the state are planning next steps to protect tenants and landlords and create additional affordable housing opportunities. Over the past several weeks, the General Assembly has considered various bills on the subject, including emergency rental assistance, lifting the […]

Senate Confirms Ohio Rep. Fudge As Housing Secretary

WASHINGTON — The Senate has confirmed Marcia Fudge to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This places the longtime Ohio lawmaker in charge of the agency just as Congress is poised to pass new benefits for renters and homeowners who have suffered economic losses amid the coronavirus pandemic. Fudge, who has represented parts […]

Illinois Provides Grants To Homeless Service Providers, Agencies Say More Is Still Needed 

Thirty homelessness prevention organizations across Illinois will receive grants totaling a collective $340,000. The money will be distributed by affordable housing advocacy organization Housing Action Illinois, and most of it comes from donations to the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund. Of the total money granted, $50,000 comes from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, which received […]

News Around Illinois – February 20, 2020

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Women Will Share Empowering Stories In Champaign This Weekend URBANA – “That’s What She Said” will take the stage at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign this Saturday night with a series of performances by women from the local community. The speakers will share personal stories in a monologue format in what will be the group’s sixth […]