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HUD Region V No. 13-57
Laura J. Feldman
(312) 913-8332
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Thursday
August 8, 2013

HUD AWARDS ILLINOIS HOUSING AUTHORITIES NEARLY $120 MILLION TO IMPROVE, PRESERVE NATION’S PUBLIC HOUSING STOCK
Housing authorities across the U.S., territories use funding to maintain housing for families, seniors

CHICAGO - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded public housing authorities in Illinois nearly $120 million for major large-scale improvements to their public housing units.

See chart below for list of housing authorities in Illinois who will receive this funding.

The grants announced today are provided through HUD's Capital Fund Program, which provides funding annually to all public housing authorities to build, repair, renovate and/or modernize the public housing in their communities. The authorities use the funding to do large-scale improvements to the housing such as new roofs or to make energy-efficient upgrades to replace old plumbing and electrical systems.

"This funding is critical for housing authorities to maintain and improve public housing conditions for their residents," said Donovan. "However, with a significant repair backlog, I am encouraged by new, innovative long-term solutions HUD is exploring that can be combined with this funding to not only protect and preserve this housing for the next generation, but to also build the quality infrastructure necessary for families to thrive."

"Housing authorities in Illinois count on this funding to maintain and improve their public housing for many families, especially the most vulnerable - our seniors," said Antonio R. Riley, HUD's Midwest Regional Administrator. "HUD is currently taking bold steps to preserve this affordable housing."

Capital Fund grants are awarded each year to the nation's approximately 3,100 public housing agencies through a formula that considers number, type and age of units in a community. Eligible uses for this funding include development, financing and modernization of the public housing units as well as management improvements at the public housing authority.

Over the past 75 years, the federal government has been working and investing billions of dollars in developing and maintaining public and multifamily housing - including providing critical support through the Capital Fund grants announced today. Still, the nation continues to lose approximately 10,000 public housing units annually, primarily due to disrepair. In 2011, HUD released Capital Needs in the Public Housing Program, a study that estimated the capital needs in the public housing stock in the U.S. The study found the nation's 1.2 million public housing units are facing an estimated $25.6 billion in large-scale repairs. Unlike routine maintenance, capital needs are extensive improvements required to make the housing decent and economically sustainable, such as replacing roofs or updating plumbing and electrical systems to increase energy efficiency.

To help protect the considerable federal investment and respond to the growing demand for affordable rental housing, the Obama Administration proposed the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), a comprehensive strategy that complements the Capital Fund Program and offers a long-term solution to preserve and enhance the country's affordable housing stock, including leveraging public and private funding to make critically needed improvements.

Since Congress approved the demonstration, early results show it is already generating additional capital for public and assisted housing. After opening RAD application periods last summer, HUD has approved or given initial approval to nearly 20,000 public and assisted housing units in 180 different projects across the country. Through these awards, housing authorities have proposed to generate close to $816 million in private debt and equity investments to reduce the capital backlog in public housing properties, which will preserve or replace distressed units and support local jobs in their communities - all without additional federal resources.

HUD also recently issued new RAD guidance that expands the program's flexibility that will benefit current and future applicants and participants.

Public Housing Authority 2013 Capital Funding
Alexander County Housing Authority $668,420
Aurora Housing Authority , City of Aurora $915,681
Bureau County Housing Authority $280,030
Carroll County Housing Authority $83,789
Chicago Housing Authority $74,036,298
Clay County Housing Authority $210,170
Decatur Housing Authority $1,007,236
DeWitt County Housing Authority $289,458
Edwards County Housing Authority $49,818
Effingham County Housing Authority $110,473
Fulton County Housing Authority $337,198
Granite City Housing Authority $1,088,985
Greater Metro Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County $690,559
Grundy County Housing Authority $77,068
Hamilton County Housing Authority $89,087
Hancock County Housing Authority $26,990
Housing Authority - City of Alton $474,396
Housing Authority - County of Saline $587,732
Housing Authority Cook County $2,820,518
Housing Authority County of Coles $203,753
Housing Authority for LaSalle County $1,226,318
Housing Authority of Adams County $119,247
Housing Authority of Calhoun County $51,288
Housing Authority of Champaign County $839,237
Housing Authority of Christian County, Illinois $228,357
Housing Authority of Edgar County $216,998
Housing Authority of Elgin $290,419
Housing Authority of Gallatin County $102,948
Housing Authority of Greene County $222,088
Housing Authority of Jefferson County $435,316
Housing Authority of Johnson County $77,956
Housing Authority of Joliet $1,451,453
Housing Authority of Marion County $573,987
Housing Authority of Piatt County $65,457
Housing Authority of Pope County $118,697
Housing Authority of Pulaski County $140,936
Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington, $728,066
Housing Authority of the City of Freeport $631,696
Housing Authority of the City of Marion, Illinois $372,520
Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago, $112,591
Housing Authority of the City of Pekin $194,743
Housing Authority of the City of Rock Island $864,907
Housing Authority of the City of Waukegan $491,057
Housing Authority of the County of Bond $160,244
Housing Authority of the County of Brown $60,318
Housing Authority of the County of Clark, IL. $91,430
Housing Authority of the County of Cumberland, IL. $96,547
Housing Authority Of The County Of DeKalb $344,689
Housing Authority of the County of Ford $66,392
Housing Authority of the County of Franklin $866,442
Housing Authority of the County of Hardin $147,382
Housing Authority of the County of Jackson, IL. $983,020
Housing Authority of the County of Jersey $146,166
Housing Authority of the County of Jo Daviess $97,181
Housing Authority of the County of Lake, IL. $794,158
Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence, $170,897
Housing Authority of the County of McDonough $343,554
Housing Authority of the County of Richland $71,685
Housing Authority of the County of Shelby, IL. $115,220
Housing Authority of the County of Union $442,969
Housing Authority of the County of Vermilion, Ill. $235,244
Housing Authority Of The County Of Wabash, IL. $133,420
Housing Authority Of The County of Wayne, Illinois $223,372
Housing Authority of the County of Williamson $899,853
Housing Authority of the Village of Oak Park $160,032
Kankakee County Housing Authority $377,819
Knox County Housing Authority $584,976
Lee County Housing Authority $203,195
Livingston County Housing Authority $275,967
Logan County Housing Authority $206,964
Macoupin County Housing Authority $497,697
Madison County Housing Authority $1,022,961
Mason County Housing Authority $53,784
Massac County Housing Authority $262,612
McHenry County Housing Authority $29,347
Menard County Housing Authority $218,534
Mercer County Housing Authority $48,495
Moline Housing Authority $692,651
Montgomery County Housing Authority $246,557
Morgan County Housing Authority $555,840
Ogle County Housing Authority $119,865
Peoria Housing Authority $2,107,157
Perry County Housing Authority $413,044
Pike County Housing Authority $236,763
Quincy Housing Authority $559,140
Randolph County Housing Authority $252,241
Rockford Housing Authority $2,559,033
Scott County Housing Authority $102,202
Springfield Housing Authority $1,252,202
St. Clair County Housing Authority $1,221,020
The Housing Authority of City of East St. Louis $2,927,696
The Housing Authority of Henry County $581,568
The Housing Authority Of The City Of Danville $692,273
The Housing Authority of the County of Cass IL. $59,582
Warren County Housing Authority $329,045
White County Housing Authority $111,972
Whiteside County Housing Authority $405,441
Winnebago County Housing Authority $299,930
Woodford County Housing Authority $56,624
Illinois Total $119,818,353

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