ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY: Awards $3 Million for Home Accessibility Program
Illinois Housing Development Authority issued the following announcement on April 19.
The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) Board of Directors today awarded $3 million to 15 units of local government and non-profit organizations across Illinois to help seniors and persons with disabilities make their homes safer and more accessible. Awarded under the state's Home Accessibility Program (HAP), the funding will help to prevent unnecessary and premature nursing home placement by paying for modifications and repairs that allow individuals to age at home. This round of funding is expected to assist at least 120 households.
"The Home Accessibility Program is a great tool to prevent premature or unnecessary institutionalization of Illinois' seniors and persons with disabilities," said IHDA Executive Director Audra Hamernik. "It is imperative this vulnerable population is not only given the opportunity to age in place, but never feels trapped or confined in their own home."
Eligible households may receive up to $25,000 to make home repairs and improvements through a five-year, forgivable loan. The majority of improvements must be for accessibility modifications such as making kitchens and bathrooms accessible, installing ramps or lifts and making repairs that address safety needs. To qualify, households cannot earn more than 80 percent of the area's median income and at least one family member must be an elderly person or an individual with a disability or physical limitation. Program funds can be used to pay for the modification and rehabilitation of rental or owner-occupied single-family homes.
Households can apply for Home Accessibility Program grants by contacting one of the funded HAP sponsors that serves their community who can provide more information on eligibility and the application process. For households that currently reside in an area that is not serviced by HAP, there may be assistance available from a different governmental and/or not-for-profit-entity. Those homeowners are encouraged to contact their nearest housing counseling agency to discuss their options.
|Applicant Name||Telephone Number||Address||City||Zip
|BCMW Community Services||618‐532‐7388||909 East Rexford Street||Centralia||62801||Bond, Clinton, Marion and Washington Counties|
|City of Bloomington||309‐434‐2342||109 E. Olive St.||Bloomington||61701||City of Bloomington|
|City of Kankakee||815‐939‐2284||304 S. Indiana Avenue||Kankakee||60901||City of Kankakee|
|Coles County Regional Planning||217‐358‐0521||651 Jackson Ave Room 309||Charleston||61920||Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie and Shelby Counties|
|Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH)||847‐263‐7478||800 S. Milwaukee Ave, Suite 201||Libertyville||60048||Lake County|
|North West Housing Partnership||847‐969‐0561||1701 E. Woodfield Rd 203||Schaumburg||60173||Cook, Dupage and Kane Counties|
|Northwestern Illinois Community Action Agency (NICAA)||815‐232‐3141||27 S. State Ave||Freeport||61032||Stephenson and Jo Daviess Counties|
|Project NOW, Inc.||309‐793‐6391||418‐19th Street||Rock Island||61201||Rock Island, Henry and Mercer Counties|
|Rebuilding Together Aurora||630‐801‐9044||31 W. Downer Pl. #402||Aurora||60506||Aurora Township|
|Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation||309‐794‐6711||100 19th Street, Ste 109||Rock Island||61201||Rock Island, Whiteside, Carroll, Jo Daviess and Ogle Counties|
|United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago||708‐444‐8460||7550 West 183rd Street||Tinley Park||60477||Cook County|
|Wabash Area Development, Inc. (WADI)||618‐963‐2387||110 Latham St||Enfield||62835||Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Wabash, Wayne and White Counties|
|Western Egyptian EOC, Inc. (WEEOC)||618‐965‐3193||1 Industrial Park||Steeleville||62288||Randolph, Perry, Jackson and Monroe Counties|
|Will County Center for Community Concerns (WCCCC)||815‐722‐0722||2455 Glenwood Avenue||Joliet||60435||Will County|
|Winnebago County Health Department||815.720.4218||555 N Court St||Rockford||61103||Winnebago County|
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