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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

LaHood Announces CARES Grant Funding for Central Illinois Public Housing Authorities

August 27, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $309,107 for Public Housing Authorities in central Illinois. Menard, Logan, and Mason counties all received funding through the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program from the CARES Act.

“The economic impact of COVID-19 and state mandated closures is creating hardships for constituents across Illinois’ 18th Congressional District,” said Rep. LaHood. “I am pleased to announce that this federal funding is being directed to communities across central and west-central Illinois to support low-income households. I applaud the Trump Administration for ensuring that this funding gets out to our communities that need it most.”

Illinois 18th Congressional District Funding

Public Housing Authority



Menard County


$   76,264.00

Logan County


$   23,064.00

Mason County


$ 209,779.00



$ 309,107.00



This is a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program fund assignment though the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – Administrative Fees – Second Award. This funding action provides Administrative Fee budget authority to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus for the HCV Program, including the Mainstream Vouchers. The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.

Housing choice vouchers are administered locally by public housing agencies (PHAs). The PHAs receive federal funds from HUD to administer the voucher program.