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ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY: Awards $3 Million for Home Accessibility Program

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By Press release submission | Apr 19, 2019

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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.

HAP Sponsors

Applicant Name

Telephone Number

Address

City

Zip

Code

Service Area

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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