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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

LaHood Announces Over $800,000 in CARES Funding to Support Low-Income Families in IL18

August 5, 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 over $800,000 to public housing authorities in Illinois’ 18th Congressional District to support the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

“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 District Funding

Public Housing Authority

County

Amount

Peoria Housing Authority

Peoria

$ 303,992.00

Springfield Housing Authority

Sangamon

$ 329,430.00

Quincy Housing Authority

Adams

$    17,831.00

Menard County Housing Authority

Menard

$    83,236.00

Housing Authority of McDonough County

Macomb

$    11,938.00

Morgan County Housing Authority

Morgan

$    22,991.00

Woodford County Housing Authority

Woodford

$    38,515.00

Total

 

$ 807,933.00

Background:

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.