Foster Announces Over $4 million in Grants for Affordable Housing for Kane and Will Counties


Washington, DC – November 4, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) announced grant awards for Kane and Will Counties from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

“Ensuring stable, safe housing for all Americans should be one of our top priorities,” Foster said. “These funds will help us build strong communities, and provide a foundation for those in need to build a better life for themselves and their families.”

HUD has awarded grants to the Eleventh Congressional District through four programs. The Community Black Development Grant (CBDG) is annually awarded to develop urban communities and provide housing to low- and moderate-income persons. The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program is aimed at helping the homeless population by providing resources for shelter development and preventative measures for families on the verge of homelessness. The HOME program provides resources for local governments to fund housing initiatives. Finally, the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program provides housing assistance and supportive services to low-income individuals diagnosed with AIDS.

Kane County received funding through the Community Block Development Grant (CBDG) and the HOME programs:

Kane County – CBDG: $1,132,178.00
Kane County – HOME: $577,869.00
Will County received funds through the CBDG, HOME, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs:

Will County – CBDG: $1,894,405.00
Will County – ESG: $137,784.00
Will County – HOME: $396,646.00
Additionally, the State of Illinois will receive funds for projects in the Eleventh Congressional District under the CBDG, HOME, ESG, and HOPWA programs.

Illinois State – CBDG: $26,188,994.00
Illinois State – ESG: $4,711,779.00
Illinois State – HOME: $11,156,773.00
Illinois State – HOPWA: $1,172,213.00

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