Federal Housing Money Earmarked for Livingston County

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)/WJEZ file photo

By Neil Doyle

The Livingston County Housing Authority is getting $562,985 in federal funding that will go towards the development, financing and modernization of public housing.

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) on Thursday announced more than $21 million in federal funding that will go towards public housing authorities throughout central Illinois. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund program.

“Children and families in need across Central Illinois rely on investments like these that help improve housing conditions and reduce homelessness,” Duckworth said.

“In addition, the local economy stands to benefit from this investment in infrastructure projects that will bring safety and modernization to the area’s public housing,” said Durbin.

Other housing authorities that will receive funding include:

Bloomington- $1,401,725
Ford County-$129,497
Woodford County-$92,500