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Welcome to IHDA’s resource center for media professionals and others interested in the Authority’s news and events. IHDA offers a variety of resources to keep you up to date on current, future, and past happenings with IHDA and in the affordable housing industry.

 

Members of the media should direct all requests and inquiries to:

Waldon Swenson
Director, Communications, Marketing and Communications

E-mail: wswenson@ihda.org

Phone: (312) 836-7476

If you are requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), please see the FOIA section.

2018 News Releases

Construction Underway to Transform Garfield Elementary School into Affordable Senior Housing

Shuttered school will be redeveloped into 57 apartments for low- and moderate-income seniors

June 21, 2018

 

New Affordable Housing Breaks Ground in Cass County

Construction underway on 20 single-family rental homes for working families in Virginia, Illinois

May 24, 2018

 

Illinois Housing Development Authority Awards $26.4 million in Federal Tax Credits to Finance Affordable Housing Across Illinois

Federal Tax Incentive Will Support the Construction and Rehabilitation of 1,327 Affordable Apartments in 15 Counties

May 18, 2018

 

Illinois Housing Development Authority Receives Upgraded Bond Rating from Moody’s Investors Service

Ratings Agency Cites Long Track Record of Sound Financial Management and Planning

May 18, 2018

 

Leavitt Apartments, the First of Their Kind in Illinois, Officially Open

State investment provides permanent homes and supportive services for six individuals with disabilities

January 11, 2018

 

2017 News Releases

IHDA Awards $22.5 Million in Federal Tax Credits

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program Will Support the Construction and Rehabilitation of 1,442 Affordable Apartments Statewide

September 29, 2017

 

Federal Program Offers $35,000 to Assist Seniors Struggling with Reverse Mortgages

Illinois’ Reverse Mortgage Assistance Program helps senior homeowners with reverse mortgages avoid foreclosure

April 4, 2017

 

Federal Program Offers $50,000 to Homeowners with Underwater Mortgages

Illinois’ I-Refi program provides $50,000 in forgivable assistance to help borrowers reduce what they owe on their mortgage and refinance into new affordable loan

February 2, 2017

 

2016 News Releases

Governor Rauner Signs Bipartisan Legislation to Extend the Illinois Affordable Housing Tax Credit

SB2921 encourages donations of private capital to finance affordable housing developments across Illinois

December 20, 2016

 

Illinois Housing Development Authority Awards Federal Tax Credits to Increase Affordable Housing Statewide

30th Year of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program Will Support the Construction and Rehabilitation of 784 Affordable Apartments across Illinois

September 30, 2016

 

Illinois Housing Development Authority Announces Re-Opening of its Mortgage Assistance Program to Help Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

Up to $35,000 in Mortgage Assistance Available to Qualifying Homeowners

July 22, 2016

 

Illinois Housing Development Authority Announces Refinance Program for Underwater Homeowners

Illinois’ I-Refi Program Provides $50,000 in Mortgage Assistance to Help Responsible Borrowers Refinance into an Affordable Loan

July 12, 2016

 

Illinois Receives $269 million in Federal Hardest Hit Funds to Continue Assistance to Struggling Homeowners and Stabilize Communities
More struggling homeowners and communities in Illinois affected by foreclosures will receive financial assistance as a result of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s announcement today to allocate an additional $151 million in Hardest Hit Funds (HHF).

April 20, 2016

 

Illinois Housing Development Authority Awards Federal Tax Credits to Finance Affordable Housing Statewide
The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) Board of Directors on April 15 awarded $12.2 million in federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) to 11 affordable housing developments in eight counties across the state.

April 19, 2016

 

IHDA Annual Report Fiscal Year 2015
IHDA unveils its first all-digital annual report. Click the read more below to see our highlights from Fiscal Year 2015.

March 21, 2016

 

Federal Dollars Put to Work
The Illinois housing market closed on a high note, with December posting increases in both sales and median prices.

March 21, 2016

 

Illinois Housing Development Authority Board Names New Executive Director
The Members of the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) today voted to appoint Audra Hamernik as the new executive director of the state’s housing finance agency.

February 19, 2016

 

2015 News Releases

Thirteen Developments Receive Federal Tax Credits to Boost Affordable Housing in Illinois

Federal Tax Incentive Will Support the Construction and Rehabilitation of 860 Affordable Apartments Statewide.

October 20, 2015

 

IHDA Launches Mortgage Program to Boost Homebuying in Hardest Hit Areas and Stabilize Communities

$30 Million in Federal Resources to Fund Down Payment Assistance for First-Time Buyers in Illinois.

August 4, 2015

 

Governor Rauner Outlines Plan for Transformation at Annual Affordable Housing Conference

Addresses Housing Industry Leaders on Job Creation, Education and Delivering Value for Taxpayers throughout the State.

April 1, 2015

 

Illinois Housing Development Authority Announces New Mortgage Program for Home Buyers and Owners

@HomeIllinois Mortgage Provides $5,000 in Down Payment Assistance and Customizable Loans to Make Homeownership Affordable for All Borrowers.

March 3, 2015

 

2018 Industry News:

Affordable apartment plan gets mixed reception

OakPark.com

July 16, 2018

 

Council considers solution to homelessness
Illinoishomepage.net

July 16, 2018

 

Oswego Senior Center official hopeful plans for old school site will allow center to stay put

Beacon-News

July 11, 2018

 

Streator to work with agency to improve housing

Streator Times

July 11, 2018

 

Urbana council gives initial OK to plan to create housing for disabled

Champaign News-Gazette

July 10, 2018

 

Housing on East Bluff among focuses of Peoria City Council meeting

Peoria Journal Star

July 10, 2018

 

Housing for disabled may get boost from grant, other funds

Champaign News-Gazette

July 9, 2018

 

Zion Woods affordable housing development back on the docket in Deerfield

Deerfield Review/Pioneer Press

June 25, 2018

 

Lyons targets houses

Suburbanchicagoland.com

June 21, 2018

 

Groundbreaking set for converted Moline school

The Quad-City Times

June 15, 2018

 

Developer to proceed with revamped housing project next year

The Pantograph

June 15, 2018

 

Aurora to get more funding to fight blight

Chicago Tribune

June 11, 2018

 

Sunnybrook development will create 60 to 75 jobs, owner says

Alton Telegraph

June 11, 2018

 

Construction to start next year on $10 million project

Advantagenews.com

June 7,  2018

 

Could Elgin’s Larkin Center be converted into affordable housing?

Daily Herald

June 7, 2018

 

Housing projects for seniors get money boost

myjournalcourier.com

June 1, 2018

 

Illinois’ housing agency extends hand to help Cairo develop ‘realistic housing goals’

The Southern

May 30, 2018

 

Affordable housing project begins

MyJournalCarrier.com

May 27, 2018

 

Two Madison County projects receive federal housing tax credits

The Alton Telegraph

May 27, 2018

 

Aurora could get more money to demolish blighted properties

The Beacon News

May 25, 2018

 

Tax Credits to Help Housing Project in Alton

AltonDailyNews.com

May 24, 2018

 

Plug pulled on Fountain Square apartments

Kankakee Daily Journal

May 22, 2018

 

Council OKs grant for home demolitions

Galesburg Register-Mail

May 21, 2018

 

Downtown Belleville finally gets a break thanks to cash

Belleville News-Democrat

May 21, 2018

 

IHDA releases Tax Credits for Low-Income Housing areas

WMBD/WYZZ

May 21, 2018

 

Federal tax credits to support developments in Alton and Granite City

AdVantageNews.com

May 21, 2018


Minimum Housing Standards on Agenda Tonight For City Aldermen

WGIL.com

May 21, 2018

 

State board gives plan to turn Meredith Home into senior apartments a crucial boost

Belleville News-Democrat

May 18, 2018

 

Marshall to Receive Housing Grant

WTHI.com

May 18, 2018

 

Northwest Side affordable housing project fails to get state tax credits

Chicago Tribune

May 17, 2018

 

Streator approves resource officer for Woodland

MyWebTimes.com

May 17, 2018

 

5150 project not on preliminary agenda for low-income housing tax credits

Nadig Newspapers

May 15, 2018

 

Centralia City Council Approves Bid for North Pleasant Improvements; Receives Updates on Other Projects

WJBD Radio

May 15, 2018

 

You could soon own land in Rock Island for just $5

ourquadcities.com

May 15, 2018

 

SVM EDITORIAL: Statewide award puts Lawrence Lofts in spotlight

SaukValley.com

May 15, 2018

 

Woodstock City Council to talk abdandoned property grant, liquor licenses, Promote Woodstock

Northwest Herald

May 14, 2018

 

Galesburg lead poisoning study to start with 20 homes

SaukValley.com

May 9, 2018

 

Decision pays off for Sterling, again

SaukValley.com

May 8, 2018

 

City to demolish six blighted buildings

The JournalStandard.com

May 7, 2018

 

Luciano: How taxpayers save money with $280,000 apartments for the homeless

Peoria Journal-Star

May 5, 2018

 

Blood lead level study coming to Galesburg

The Register-Mail

May 4, 2018

 

Rockford Housing Authority plans for Fairgrounds Valley demolition hit snag

Rockford Register Star

May 3, 2018

 

SV looks to address blight through grants

LaSalle News Tribune

May 1, 2018

 

City receives grant to demolish abandoned homes

The Rock River Times

April 26, 2018

 

Peoria Turns Downtown Office Space into Affordable Housing

WCBU/Peoria Public Radio (AP)

April 26, 2018

 

Grant will help Rockford demolish abandoned homes

Rockford Register Star

April 26, 2018

 

State of Illinois awards Rockford grant to destroy abandoned homes

MyStateline.com

April 26, 2018

 

Rockford Homeowners Could Qualify For Mortgage Relief Program

WNIJ and WNIU

April 25, 2018

 

Welcome, Moms

Wednesday Journal

April 24, 2018

 

Rockford program helps homeowners with underwater mortgages

WREX.com Rockford

April 23, 2018

 

State provides mortgage relief for underwater homeowners

WIFR Rockford

April 23, 2018

 

State grant flips downtown offices into housing for the homeless

Peoria Journal Star

April 23, 2018

 

Rockford homeowners with underwater mortgages eligible for $50,000

MyStateline.com

April 23, 2018

 

New Moms breaks ground on affordable housing project

Wednesday Journal

April 17, 2018

 

Centralia Moves Forward on More Demolitions

WJBD Online

April 10, 2018

 

Peoria receives $100,000 grant to demolish abandoned homes

Peoria Journal Star

April 10, 2018

 

Cook County $75M housing upgrade largest for south suburbs since 2005

Daily Southtown

April 9, 2018

 

Backup downtown plan sought

Kankakee Daily Journal

April 4, 2018

 

Senior Community Receives Recognition for Affordable Housing Innovation in Metropolitan Chicago

MultifamilyBiz.com

April 3, 2018

 

Northlake’s Wisdom Village wins IHDA Innovation and Excellence Award

Benzinga

April 2, 2018

 

Northlake’s Wisdom Village wins IHDA Innovation and Excellence Award

PR Newswire

April 2, 2018

 

Abandoned properties topic of Thursday meeting

Bureau County Republican

March 27, 2018

 

Housing project coming to Virginia

Jacksonville Journal-Courier

March 23, 2018

 

It’s ‘a pride thing’: Three Aurora homeowners with developmental disabilities bond as roommates

Aurora Beacon-News

March 23, 2018

 

Daily Herald

March 21, 2018

 

The Weekly Citizen

March 16, 2018

 

St. Charles changes fee in lieu of affordable housing

Kane County Chronicle

March 14, 2018

 

Elgin council favors facility for people with disabilities

Daily Herald

March 8, 2018

 

RIHA to improve two public housing complexes

QC Times

March 8, 2018

 

Macomb transfers money to housing demolition

McDonough County Voice

March 7, 2018

 

Aurora offers inside look at downtown Arts Center project

Beacon-News

March 6, 2018

 

Arts center project to ‘help foster the arts in Aurora’

Daily Herald

March 6, 2018

 

Housing authority seeking state help for $11.6M Rock Island project

Rock Island Dispatch-Argus

March 2, 2018

 

Developer looks to rehab affordable housing sites in Plano

Aurora Beacon-News

February 28, 2018

 

Belleville agrees to pay $426K in rent vouchers if Meredith Home is renovated

Belleville News-Democrat

February 27, 2018

 

Land bank receives grant

Danville Commercial-News

February 24, 2018

 

Mayor talks blight removal at state conference

Danville Commercial-News

February 22, 2018

 

Peoria neighborhood group seeks answers about proposed housing project

Peoria Journal Star

February 22, 2018

 

Renovation Of Maywood Park District’s ‘809 Building’ To Start This Summer

Village Free Press

February 14, 2018

 

Developer drops controversial Campana apartment plan

Daily Herald

February 2, 2018

 

National historic status sought for old BHS

The Pantagraph

January 31, 2018

 

Community mourns, remembers how they helped a Libertyville homeless man: ‘We want to mark his life’

Chicago Tribune

January 31, 2018

 

Company alters senior complex proposal

Kankakee Daily Journal

January 23, 2018

 

Affordable Housing Needs to Surpass What’s Available

Citizen Tribune

January 18, 2018

 

Affordable housing coming to Greenfield, Roodhouse

myjournalcourier.com

January 14, 2018

 

SWIDA Breaks Ground on $10.9M Affordable Seniors Housing Community in Swansea, Illinois

REBusiness Online

January 12, 2018

 

Flossmoor apartments to give new housing options to people with disabilities

Daily Southtown/Chicago Tribune

January 11, 2018

 

Specialized New Star Apartments set to welcome new residents

Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle

January 10, 2018

 

Regional leaders break ground for Swansea senior apartments near MetroLink

Alton Telegraph

January 10, 2018

 

4 houses down, 33 to go in city’s demo plan

McDonough Voice

January 10, 2018

 

Affordable senior housing in West Dundee could be complete next year

Daily Herald

January 9, 2018

 

Construction begins on $10.9 million senior apartment building in Swansea

Belleville News-Democrat

January 8, 2018

 

Senior living project breaks ground at Swansea Metro station
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

January 8, 2018

 

Yorkville begins Senior Housing Assistance Program

Chicago Tribune

January 8, 2018

 

Freeport razed 80 buildings in 2017, more demolitions planned this year

Freeport Journal-Standard

January 2, 2018

 

2017 Industry News:

Rauner: Allegations against top HUD official while he held state post ‘serious’; no wrongdoing found to date

The Southern

December 18, 2017

 

After touring Elmwood, McBride on Saturday, Gov. Rauner calls conditions ‘outrageous’

The Southern

December 16, 2017

 

Homebuyer Assistance Program helps families buy affordable homes

WFIR.com

December 15, 2017

 

City applies for third round of demolition grant

The Register-Mail

December 13, 2017
City Applies for Illinois Housing Development Authority Abandoned Property Program Grant

City of Champaign

Decembmer 8, 2017

 

Industry Stakeholders Address Construction Costs, Labor Shortages

Affordable Housing Finance

November 29, 2017

 

Daily Herald

November 21, 2017

 

Apartment project draws protest in Sugar Grove

Daily Herald

November 13, 2017

 

Cannon Place Provides Housing on VA Campus

Affordable Housing Finance

November 9, 2017

 

City approves abandoned property grant application

McDonough Voice

November 8, 2017

 

Winnebago County Health Department seeks county host fee dollars for demolition of houses

Rockford Register-Star

November 2, 2017

 

Batavia to take final vote on apartment plan in historic Campana Building

Chicago Tribune/Beacon-News

October 31, 2017

 

Batavia ready to approve Campana project; National Park Service gives OK

Kane County Chronicle

October 31, 207

 

Rising cost estimates delay downtown apartment complex

Kankakee Daily Journal

October 31, 2017

 

Rockford public housing overhaul, conversion in progress

Rockford Register-Star

October 28, 2017

 

Joliet’s Water’s Edge Development Open

WJOL.com

October 27, 2017

 


Water’s Edge is fully occupied and celebrating in Joliet

The Herald-News

October 26, 2017

 

Anna Council Covers Wide Range Of Topics

Aurora Beacon News

October 26, 2017

 

Batavia sends Campana building apartment plan back for review

Aurora Beacon News

October 17, 2017

 

Company buys Nachusa House in downtown Dixon

SaukValley.com

October 13, 2017

 

Work begins on $35 million downtown Aurora arts center

Aurora Beacon-News

October 12, 2017

 

Batavia aldermen favor apartment plan for Campana building

Daily Herald

October 11, 2017

 

Illinois awards $22M in tax credits for affordable housing developments, all to be built north of I-64

The Southern

October 9, 2017

 

Lathrop Mixed Income Development Underway

CBS Chicago

October 10, 2017

 

Illinois awards $22M in tax credits for affordable housing developments, all to be built north of I-64

The Southern

October 9, 2017

 

Illinois awards over $22.5 million in tax credits for affordable housing

WIFR.com

October 9, 2017

 

Dempster Street affordable housing project to proceed without city funding

The Daily Northwestern

October 6, 2017

 

Former school building gets new purpose

illinoishomepage.net

October 6, 2017

 

Old High School to Get New Use

MyWabashValley.com

October 5, 2017

 

Senior apartments planned for old Paris High

Terre Haute Tribune Star

October 5, 2017

 

Council Denies Funding for Affordable Housing Project on Dempster

Evanston Round Table

October 4, 2017

 

30-Unit Apartment Complex Planned in Altamont

WXEF

October 4, 2017

 

No credit? Big problem for old hotel rehab as senior housing

Belleville News-Democrat

October 4, 2017

 

Sarah’s Circle Denied Tax Credits For Scheduled Expansion

DNA Info

October 3, 2017

 

Once again, this iconic Belleville building faces an uncertain future

Belleville News-Democrat

September 29, 2017

 

OK of tax credits pushes Bristol Place project forward

The News-Gazette

September 29, 2017

 

Grand opening of Rockford’s The Grove at Keith Creek celebrates opportunity, community

Rockford Register Star

September 28, 2017

 

RHA Holds Grove Ribbon Cutting

MyStateLine.com

September 28, 2017

 

New center offers assistance to home buyers and homeowners

Quad-City Times

September 27, 2017

 

Housing and Financial Education Center ribbon cutting in Rock Island

KWQC.com

September 27, 2017

 

New regional housing and financial education center

OurQuadCities.com

September 27, 2017

 

Million-dollar question: What to do with money in Oak Park’s affordable housing fund?

Chicago Tribune

September 26, 2017

 

Machesney Park begins demolition of abandoned, blighted homes

Rockford Register-Star

September 22, 2017

 

Local village is demolishing six abandoned homes

WIFR.com

September 19, 2017

 

Machesney Park targets blighted homes for demolition

Rock River Times

September 19, 2017

 

Joliet Plans To Buy 2 Blighted Richards Street Homes

Joliet Patch

September 18, 2017

 

Chicago’s Woodlawn: A Success Story in the Making

Multi-Housing News

September 13, 2017

 

Grant to include lead paint abatement

Galesburg Register-Mail

September 7, 2017

 

Permanent Supportive Housing in Illinois: The Next Steps Forward

Metropolitan Planning Council

September 6, 2017

 

A Safe Place marks 10th anniversary of Zion housing program for victims of domestic violence

Lake County News-Sun

September 3, 2017

 

Batavia nears threshold requiring mandatory affordable housing

Kane County Chronicle

August 28, 2017

 

Rockford to demolish 29 more abandoned homes

Rockford Register-Star

August 28, 2017

 

For those facing foreclosure, there is help available

WGN-TV

August 23, 2017

 

Senior housing gets OK in Bradley

Kankakee Daily Journal

August 23, 2017

 

Bradley targeted for senior housing complex

Kankakee Daily Journal

August 17, 2017

 

Through multiple grants, Mayor Jason Ashmore hopes to revitalize Sesser

The Southern Illinoisian

August 16, 2017

 

DuPageCounty program aims to improve properties

Daily Herald

August 11, 2017

 

Design tweaks suggested for affordable housing

Evanston Now

August 10, 2017

 

Program aims to improve QC homes

Quad-Cities Online

August 7, 2017

 

Illinois cities hold lottery for rehab program participants

Quad-City Times

August 6, 2017

 

Cary’s Garden Place apartments affordable housing complex hits full occupancy

Northwest Herald

August 4, 2017

 

Construction begins on apartments

McLeansboro Times Leader

August 3, 2017

 

Art and Soul on the Fox using both to draw people to downtown Elgin

Elgin Courier-News/Chicago Tribune

August 2, 2017

 

Aurora project earns Landmarks Illinois award

Aurora-Beacon News/Chicago Tribune

August 2, 2017

 

A neighborhood downtown: Lawrence Lofts ushers in residential component

SaukValley.com

July 20, 2017

 

Ground-broken for senior apartment building in Yorkville

Kendall County Now

July 19, 2017

 

Application process begins for housing grant

Galesburg Register-Mail

July 18, 2017

 

SVM EDITORIAL: A milestone for Sterling’s downtown

SaukValley.com

July 19, 2017

 

Sterling will celebrate completion of Lawrence Lofts this week

SaukValley.com

July 18, 2017


Litchfield Makes Moves For New Industrial Park

The Journal-News

July 10, 2017

 

Scattered-Site Development Provides Accessible Housing in Chicago

Affordable Housing Finance

July 7, 2017

 

Freeport about 45 percent finished with state demolition programs

Journal-Standard

July 6, 2017

 

Marshall Hotel Renovation Could Get Another $5 Million From City

DNAInfo.com

June 29, 2017

 

PhilHaven Opens in Illinois

CSH

June 27, 2017

 

Daily Herald

June 26, 2017

 

$23 million Bristol Place renovation moves forward

The News-Gazette

June 14, 2017

 

New Senior Center Opening in Springfield

WAND-TV Springfield

June 13, 2017

 

Eminent domain on table

The News-Gazette

June 12, 2017

 

Ribbon Cut Wednesday At MCHA Senior Homes

The Journal-News

June 7, 2017

 

Bluford eyes grant program

Mt. Vernon Register-News

June 6, 2017

 

New senior apartments coming to New Lenox

Chicago Tribune

June 6, 2017

 

Initiative Turns Eyesores of Neighborhoods into Beacons of Hope

MyStateLine.com

June 6, 2017

 

Daily Herald

June 5, 2017

 

Illinois Hardest Hit program helps families struggling with mortgages

Daily Southtown

June 5, 2017

 

Daily Herald

June 1, 2017

 

Advocates: Low-income housing rehabilitation programs provide more than short-term help

The Southern Illinoisan

June 1, 2017

 

Habitat Co. Lands $16M Chicago Affordable Housing

Multi-Housing News

May 30, 2017

 

Aurora to tear down house that had 81 police calls in year

Aurora Beacon-News

May 27, 2017

 

Rockford targets 67 ‘dangerous, blighted’ properties for demolition

Rockford Register Star

May 22, 2017

 

Housing Rehab Program Taking Applications

WSIU.com

May 22, 2017

 

Housing rehab available in select counties in Southern Illinois

The Southern Illinoisan

May 20, 2017

 

$18 million Boulevard Townhomes project nears completion

The State Journal-Register

May 18, 2017

 

Landmark factory in Batavia may go residential

Crain’s Chicago Business

May 16, 2017

 

IHDA gives preliminary approval for several Madison County projects

Alton Telegraph

May 8, 2017

 

Council OKs demo bid, insurance incentive

Commercial-News

May 4, 2017

 

City Club of Chicago: Audra Hamernik, Executive Director of the Illinois Housing Authority

WGN Radio

May 2, 2017

 

Construction of New Star apartments in Flossmoor moving ahead

Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle

April 30, 2017

 

Justice Wins Grant To Maintain Vacant Homes

Des Plaines Valley News

April 27, 2017

 

Urbana council to vote on joining state abandoned-property program

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

April 26.2017

 

Apartments proposed for Batavia’s historic Campana building

Daily Herald

April 24, 2017

 

Who’s lending to South Side homebuyers?

Crain’s Chicago Business

April 22, 2017

 

Durbin visits Cairo public housing, calls for swift conclusion to investigation of ACHA

The Southern

April 21, 2017

 

Gensler designs affordable housing TOD for Chicago’s South Side

The Architects Newspaper

April 21, 2017

 

Amid Rising Taxes, Illinois Looks to Curb Reverse Mortgage Defaults

Reverse Mortgage Daily

April 18, 2017

 

Neighborhood decline reversed through inventive refinance program

The Home Story/Fannie Mae

April 17, 2017

 

Cairo citizens lean in, brainstorm ways to save their town as 400 residents could be displaced by housing crisis

The Southern Illinoisan

April 14, 2017

 

Aurora may get state grant funds to demolish blighted properties

Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon-News

April 13, 2017

 

Hardest Hit Fund offers $35000 to seniors delinquent in their taxes

Chicago Crusader

April 13, 2017

 

Audit finds faults throughout Chicago’s affordable housing program

Chicago City Wire

April 9, 2017

 

New Near West Side Senior Housing Complex Breaks Ground

DNA Info

April 7, 2017

 

Illinois HUD announces reverse mortgage assistance program

Mortgage Professional America

April 6, 2017

 

Program offers assistance for seniors struggling with reverse mortgages

Alton Telegraph

April 4, 2017

 

Security Properties to Rehab Illinois Community

Multi-Housing News

April 3, 2017

 

7 home financing programs to help you get buyers into a home this spring

Illinois REALTOR Magazine

April 2017 Issue

 

Urbana receives $71,000 grant

The Daily Illini

April 3, 2017

 

Security Properties Closes on 534-unit Affordable Housing Development in DeKalb, IL

PR Newswire

March 31, 2017

 

Grant will help Urbana demolish abandoned homes, maintain lots

WAND.com

March 31, 2017

 

Urbana Awarded Grant to Help Maintain Abandoned Properties

Fox Illinois

March 30, 2017

 

Grant helps city address abandoned homes

Illinoishomepage.net

March 30, 2017

 

Urbana Community Development Commission certifies Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County as a CHDO

Chambana Sun

March 29, 2017

 

Grant of $200000 plus will be used to help Quincy seniors remain in homes

Quincy Herald-Whig

March 27, 2017

 

Quincy receives funding to help seniors fix up homes

WGEM.com

March 27, 2017

 

New housing grants add to city budget

Bloomington Pantograph

March 27, 2017

 

City of South Beloit Awarded $294,735 IHDA Grant

Beloit Daily News

March 25, 2017

 

The Daily Republican

March 22, 2017

 

Daily Herald

March 20, 2017

 

Williamson County leaders make moves to demolish abandoned property

WSIL-TV 3

March 20, 2017

 

New program to help seniors and people with disabilities living in Moline

KWQC.com

March 17, 2017

 

City of Peoria awarded $150,000 in grant money to demolish vacant houses

Illinois Business Daily

March 17, 2017

 

A nod to Cannon

Danville Commercial News

March 14, 2017

 

Machesney Park grants to go to neighborhood revitalization

The Rock River Times

March 9, 2017

 

Accentuating the positive

McDonough Voice

March 9, 2017

 

“Affordable” Housing Goes Mainstream

Medill Reports Chicago

March 8, 2017

 

County breaks ground on 220-unit North Chicago public housing development

Lake County News-Sun

March 7, 2017

 

City getting money to demolish abandoned homes

CIProud.com

February 28, 2017

 

St. Charles lowers affordable housing fee for developers

Kane County Chronicle

February 27, 2017

 

Abandoned, now adorable: Ottawa program getting derelict homes rehabbed

MyWebTimes.com

February 24, 2017

 

Grant to help demolish blighted properties in Rockford

Rockford Register Star

February 23, 2017

 

Corporate Tax Cut Would Hit Financing Of Low-Income Housing

Medill Reports Chicago

February 22, 2017

 

Historic Illinois Hospital Comes Back as Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing Finance

February 21, 2017

 

Sterling council OKs bids to raze more houses

SaukValley.com

February 21, 2017

 

Ottawa eyesore house slated for cleanup

MyWebTimes.com

February 15, 2017

 

New program to help Illinois underwater homeowners

WREX.com/Channel 13 News – Rockford

February 9, 2017

 

Federal program offers $50K to Rockford-area with underwater mortgages

Rockford Register Star

February 8, 2017

 

Help guide clients to IHDA assistance with underwater mortgages

Illinois Realtors Blog

February 3, 2017

 

New program to help people with underwater mortgages in Rockford

WREX.com/Channel 13 News – Rockford

February 2, 2017

 

Program helping underwater homeowners

WIFR.com/Channel 23 News – Rockford

February 2, 2017

 

New Aurora senior living center called ‘a gem’

Chicago Tribune

January 31, 2017

 

IHDA Lends a Hand to Underwater Homeowners

Elgin Patch

January 31, 2017

 

Evergreen Real Estate Opens $24M Seniors Housing Property in Aurora, Illinois

REBusiness

January 31, 2017

 

Senior apartments in Aurora set for grand opening

Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon-News

January 25, 2017
Morning Briefing: 7 per cent rise for US home prices

Mortgage Professional America

January 20, 2017

 

BMO Harris Bank Partners with Illinois Housing Development Authority to Assist Homeowners Who Owe More than the Home’s Value

Yahoo Finance

January 18, 2017

 

State-run I-Refi offers relief for underwater homeowners

Chicago Tribune/Courier News

January 12, 2017

 

Rockford’s Longwood Plaza to remain under local control, for now

Rockford Register Star

January 10, 2017

 

Freeport Mayor’s View:  Public safety and improving neighborhoods were priorities in 2016

Freeport Journal Standard

January 7, 2017

 

Habitat for Humanity of Illinois awarded $1 million grant

Kendall County Now

January 5, 2017

 

2016 Industry News:

State Program Helps Naperville’s Hardest Hit

Naperville Community Television

December 16, 2016

 

Aurora Arts Centre construction could begin next summer

Daily Herald

December 14, 2016

 

Extend tax credit to give new life to historic properties in Aurora, Elgin

The Courier-News

December 11, 2016

 

Aldermen look at agreements for downtown Aurora arts center project

Aurora Beacon-News

December 1, 2016

 

General Assembly reauthorizes historic tax credit program

Aurora Beacon-News

December 1, 2016

Freeport Housing Authority apartments to see $20 million in renovations

Freeport Journal-Standard

November 30, 2016

 

The fight against blight in Sterling

SaukValley.com

November 28, 2016

 

Senior housing development in the works for O’Fallon

Belleville News-Democrat

November 27, 2016

 

Construction of New Star apartments likely to start early in 2017

Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle

November 25 2016

 

Several Aurora projects may be helped if state tax credit program is extended

The Aurora Beacon-News

November 17, 2016

 

Westport Village officials to detail rehab project on Nov. 7

Peoria Journal Standard

October 27, 2016

 

Planners accepting early applications for senior housing in Woodridge

Chicago Tribune

October 26, 2016

 

Anticipation mounts for newly approved Batavia senior apartment project

Kane County Chronicle

October 25, 2016

 

City approves housing grant

Mt. Vernon Register-News

October 24, 2016

 

Soon to expire housing tax credit subject of Senate hearing

Illinois Senate Democrats

October 21, 2016

 

Senior Apartment Living Planned For Area Near MetroLink Station

Herald Publications

October 20, 2016

 

Thank you for supporting the DTC

The Chicago Rehab Network

October 20, 2016

 

Evergreen Nears Completion of $24M Conversion of Historic Hospital to Independent Living in Illinois

REBusinessonline.com

October 14, 2016

 

Senior apartment plan moving forward in Batavia

Kane County Chronicle

October 13, 2016

 

Rockford on pace to demolish 100 or more shabby homes in 2016

Rockford Register Star

October 13, 2016

 

Downtown Sterling revitalization milestone

SaukValley.com

October 13, 2016

 

Illinois Housing Development Authority Awards Tax Credits to Senior Living Facility in Yorkville

WSPY.com

October 13, 2016

 

Transformation of historic former hospital in Aurora marks a milestone

The Courier-News

October 12, 2016

 

Yorkville senior apartment complex receives federal tax credits

Kendall County Now

October 12, 2016

 

Aurora could demolish East Side house

The Beacon-News

October 11, 2016

 

Burlington seeking grant to help with abandoned properties

The Courier-News

October 6, 2016

 

12 Developments Receive LIHTCs in Illinois

Affordable Housing Finance

October 6, 2016

 

Applications being taken for tax credit homes

Macoupin County Enquirer – Democrat

October 6, 2016

 

Lawrence Lofts construction begins; public invited to groundbreaking

SaukValley.com

October 3, 2016

 

Ribbon-cutting celebrates Casa Heritage in Melrose Park

Franklin Park Herald-Journal/Chicago Tribune

October 3, 2016

 

Macoupin Housing Services cuts ribbons

Macoupin County Enquirer – Democrat

September 29, 2016

 

Groundbreaking held for Channahon senior housing facility

Morris Herald-News

September 28, 2016

 

In danger: Incentives that help save blighted neighborhoods

Crain’s Chicago Business

September 23, 2016

 

Construction begins on St. Elizabeth Residences senior community in Channahon

The Herald-News

September 22, 2016

 

SWIDA to Develop Seniors Housing Near Swansea MetoLink Station in Metro St. Louis 

REBusiness Online

September 22, 2016

 

$10.5 million ‘transit-oriented’ senior apartments to be built in Swansea

St. Louis Business Journal

September 20, 2016

 

Senior housing planned at Swansea MetroLink station

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

September 20, 2016

 

Senior apartments to be built near metro-east MetroLink station

Belleville News-Democrat

September 20, 2016

 

Senior apartments to be built near metro-east MetroLink station

KSDK.com

September 20, 2016

 

Senior Living Center Coming Soon Near Swansea MetroLink Station

CBS Local-St.Louis

September 20, 2016

 

Chicago Defender

September 20, 2016

 

Preservation of Affordable Housing

September 19, 2016

 

Daily Herald

September 17, 2016

 

Aurora gets $15 million tax credit for Arts Center project 

Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon News

September 16, 2016

 

Home State Bank facilitates I-Refi program to help “under water” homeowners

Northwest Herald

September 15, 2016

 

Chicago Development Brings Accessible, Adaptable Housing to Disabled

Affordable Housing Finance

September 14, 2016

 

Marquette Bank Selected as Approved Lender to Help Homeowners with Underwater Mortgages

Chicago Tribune

September 12, 2016

 

How developers are rebuilding affordable units 20 years after Chicago began to dismantle its public housing

The Architects Newspaper

September 8, 2016

 

Novak Construction breaks ground on new affordable senior living apartments in Richmond, Illinois

REJournals.com

September 6, 2016

 

South New Towne (The Grove) housing complex breaks ground

WREX.com

August 30, 2016

 

Developer Gary Gorman pledges to be good neighbor on Rockford’s New Towne Drive

Rockford Register-Star

August 30, 2016

 

Novak Construction Digs In with Full Circle Communities at Official Groundbreaking for Creekview Apartments

PRNewswire

August 30, 2016

 

State tosses $50,000 life preserver to underwater homeowners

Loop North News

August 19, 2016

 

Brown: Northwest Side community group can afford to take a bow

Chicago Sun-Times

August 16, 2016

 

Humboldt Park Affordable Development A New Home For Veterans

DNA Info

August 10, 2016

 

Illinois’s Hardest Hit Program Re-Opens for Mortgage Assistance

Beverly-Mt. Greenwood Patch

August 2, 2016

 

$12M redevelopment plan for Belleville’s Meredith Home moves forward

Belleville News-Democrat

August 1, 2016

 

Funding helps GROWTH assist RI homeowners

Quad-City Times

July 26, 2016

 

Renovated foreclosed homes now for lease

The Pantagraph

July 23, 2016

 

Illinois reopens program for struggling homeowners

Chicago Tribune

July 22, 2016

 

Residents can apply for mortgage help through Illinois Hardest Hit program

WAND TV

July 22, 2016

 

Senators Durbin, Kirk Announce Reopening Of Illinois Hardest Hit Program

Fox Illinois (Ch 55 & 27)

July 22, 2016

 

Elgin OKs plan for housing project for seniors

Daily Herald

July 15, 2016

 

Program helps homeowners with mortgage payments

WEEK.com

July 14, 2016

 

Illinois housing agency offers help to underwater homeowners 

Fox Illinois (Ch 55 & 27)

July 14, 2016

 

Illinois Housing Development Authority to offer refinancing program for struggling homeowners

WREX.com – NBC Rockford

July 13, 2016

 

Illinois housing agency offers help to underwater homeowners 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

July 13, 2016

 

Illinois housing agency offers help to underwater homeowners 

Peoria Public Radio – WCBU 89.9

July 13, 2016

 

Illinois housing agency offers help to underwater homeowners 

Terre Haute Tribune Star

July 13, 2016

 

Ohio nonprofit planning Elgin senior apartment building

Elgin Courier-News

July 12, 2016

 

Illinois agency offers underwater homeowners up to $50000 in relief

Chicago Tribune

July 12, 2016

 

Housing agency offers $46 million to underwater homeowners

Crain’s Chicago Business

July 12, 2016

 

Old Paris High School graduating to senior housing

Terre Haute Tribune Star

July 10, 2016

 

Affordable Housing Development Opens In Avondale; We Need More, Rep Says

DNA Info Chicago

July 1, 2016

 

Affordable housing complex celebrates opening in Lake in the Hills

Northwest Herald

June 30, 2016

 

Gorman & Company closes on financing for New Towne Drive residential community

WIFR-Rockford

June 30, 2016

 

For the homeless, Glendale Commons expansion is ‘God-sent’

Peoria Journal Star

June 29, 2016

 

Lake in the Hills affordable housing project now complete

Daily Herald

June 28, 2016

 

Blight reduction efforts going strong in Rockford

Rockford Register Star

June 25, 2016

 

Huntley affordable housing project moves forward

Daily Herald

June 24, 2016

 

Tax Credit Funding Will Replace 37 Units

The Journal-News

June 13, 2016

 

Green Gables Ribbon Cutting

WGEL.com

June 10, 2016

 

Housing Authority of Elgin dedicates building named after Bob Gilliam

Elgin Courier News

June 9, 2016

 

Over The Rainbow Assocation Wins 2016 Chicago ULI Vision Award

Daily Southtown

June 9, 2016

 

Where Credit Is Due

Affordable Housing Finance

June 2, 2016

 

Redeveloped apartments to provide housing to low-income families in North Chicago

Chicago Tribune

June 2, 2016

 

Lafayette Terrace Apartments gets a $5 million makeover

REJournals.com

May 31, 2016

 

Evergreen Real Estate Group Completes $3.3M Renovation of 72-Unit Affordable Housing Property

REBusiness Online

May 31, 2016

 

Evergreen Renovates IL Affordable Community

Multi-Housing News

May 26, 2016

 

WSIU InFocus: Poverty and Housing Issues Go Hand in Hand

WSIU.com/NPR

May 25, 2016

 

The Hourly Wage Needed to Rent a 2-Bedroom Apartment Is Rising

Citylab

May 25, 2016

 

Cantwell, Hatch Introduce Major LIHTC Expansion Bill

Affordable Housing Finance

May 19, 2016

 

Vacant Morton nursing home to become senior housing

Peoria Journal-Star

May 13, 2016

 

The Mentally Ill Need Supportive Affordable Housing

The New York Times

May 9, 2016

 

Upcoming Woodlawn TOD to Feature 70 Low-Income Apartments

Curbed Chicago

May 7, 2016

 

Demolitions for blighted Freeport homes slated for Monday

Freeport Journal Standard

May 5, 2016

 

Feds’ help for struggling homeowners ‘too little, too late’

Chicago Real Estate Daily/Crain’s Chicago Business

May 5, 2016

 

How Affordable Housing Benefits Low-Income Neighborhoods

How Housing Matters

May 5, 2016

 

HUD Allocates $174 Million to States Through New Housing Trust Fund

HUD.gov

May 4, 2016

 

Why Does Random Chance Decide Who Gets Housing Subsidies?

WBEZ.com

May 3, 2016

 

HFA Program Loans Exempt from Final USDA QM Rule

National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) News Update

May 3, 2016

 

Aurora seeks to get two houses torn down

Aurora Beacon-News

May 2, 2016

 

The Real Voucher Challenge Is Segregation, Not Lake Views

How Housing Matters

April 28, 2016

 

IHDA Awards $12.2 Million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

Affordable Housing Finance

April 25, 2016

 

Struggling Illinois Homeowners get extra $151 million in federal help

Chicago Tribune

April 21, 2016

 

Rockford likely to get more aid to fight blight, foreclosures

Rockford Register Star

April 20, 2016

 

Council passes housing ordinances

The Western Courier

April 20, 2016

 

Aurora may accept donated house for demolition

Aurora Beacon-News

April 13, 2016