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Madison County to get $3M in housing funding

Published: Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

SPRINGFIELD – Three Illinois programs will benefit from $3.6 million in grants from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Madison County will get $3.4 million for two programs.

The southwestern Illinois county will receive more than $700,000 for the HOME program. It helps expand the supply of decent affordable housing for low-income families through grants to local governments.

It is the largest federal block grant to state and local governments used just for creating affordable housing.

The county also will get $2.6 million for a Community Development Block Grant. And a block grant for $280,000 will go to Des Plaines in Cook County.

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