East Central Illinois cities reap $991,000 for housing projects
Two East Central Illinois communities received grants totaling more than $991,000 from the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) for housing projects, the DCEO said today.
The state agency gave out more than $6 million in federal funds to 14 communities through Community Development Block Grant for Housing. The grants are awarded to low-to-moderate income communities looking to improve their housing stock, including renovating and retrofitting existing properties.
The cities of Marshall and Newton each received a grant of more than $495,000, according to a news release.
"Community development is essential for stable, safe and thriving neighborhoods," Gov. Bruce Rauner said in the release. "The state is proud to assist these communities in their efforts to bring better living conditions to their low-income residents through residential improvement and rehabilitation projects."
Housing grant recipients
|City of Herrin||$500,000|
|Village of Vergennes||$500,000|
|City of Marshall||$496,548|
|City of Newton||$495,253|
|City of Mount Olive||$450,000|
|City of Orient||$450,000|
|City of West Frankfort||$450,000|
|City of Ziegler||$450,000|
|City of Carthage||$402,480|
|City of Hillsboro||$370,000|
|City of Cuba||$368,550|
|County of Williamson||$368,550|
|City of Salem||$363,244|
|Village of Colp||$361,530|