Officials Announce $75M For Chicago-Area Public Housing

Associated Press
February 16, 2020 - 1:04 pm
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CHICAGO (AP) --  Federal officials said nearly a dozen public housing authorities in the Chicago area will receive $75 million in funding for development, financing and modernization.

The money is coming through a capital program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Development and the bulk of it, nearly $65 million, will go to the Chicago Housing Authority.

Other recipients including housing authorities in Joliet, Aurora, Waukegan and Oak Park. U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth said in a news release that the funding "gives local agencies in the Chicagoland region the ability to offer safe and affordable housing to those who need it most."

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