IHDA understands that investing in homes and communities across the state is an effective way to combat the ongoing effects of the housing crisis and assist with revitalization efforts. We work with local governments and non-profit organizations to offer programs that address vacant residential properties and the blight that usually follows to benefit communities. We also fund programs that allow homeowners to make necessary repairs and accessibility improvements, allowing residents stay in their homes while improving the quality of single-family housing and helping to create vibrancy in neighborhoods throughout Illinois.
Through our Abandoned Property Program and Blight Reduction Program we are helping communities turn vacant and blighted properties into assets and renewing the neighborhoods for overall community revitalization and stabilization. CLICK HERE for a side-by-side comparison of the programs to determine which is best suited for your community.
Please direct any questions about the Abandoned Property Program (APP) to APPinfo@ihda.org.
Please direct any questions about the Blight Reduction Program (BRP) to HHFBRPinfo@ihda.org
The Land Bank Capacity Program (“LBCP”) and Technical Assistance Network (“TA Network”) was created in 2017 to help communities gain access to funding and technical assistance for land banks in Illinois outside the Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Grant funds under LBCP may be used to offset the costs of creating and operating land banks.
Eligible applicants for LBCP must be a municipality, county, or land bank located outside the Chicago MSA. For the purpose of this program, outside the Chicago MSA shall mean all of Illinois but for Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties.
The Illinois Housing Development Authority (“IHDA”) is pleased to request applications for Round 2 of the Land Bank Capacity Program.
Applications are now available and will be accepted until Monday, September 30, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. CDT. More information on the program, application process, and eligibility requirements can be found by visiting the LBCP FAQ or by viewing the Application Tutorial Webinar Slideshow and/or Recording. (Please note that to view the Recording, please use the password “August2019” to log in.)
Please direct any questions to LBCPinfo@ihda.org
Funded by the Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund, HAP provides funding to units of local government and non-profit organizations throughout the State to provide home accessibility grants to their local constituency. These grants help people stay in their homes and prevent premature or unnecessary institutionalization of the elderly and people with disabilities.
IHDA does not directly fund homeowners. If you are a homeowner looking for repair funds, CLICK HERE for a listing of funded organizations that you may contact. For more information contact our Community Affairs Department at TFHAPinfo@ihda.org.
Funded by the Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund, SFR provides funding to units of local government and non-profit organizations throughout the State to help homeowners make necessary repairs to their homes. SFR applicants must be outside of the U.S. Department and Housing and Urban Development HOME Participating Jurisdictions. Therefore, this excludes the following geographic areas: Aurora, Chicago, Decatur, Evanston, Peoria, Rockford, Springfield, McHenry County; and the Consortia of Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, Madison County, St. Clair County, Urbana, and Will County. IHDA does not directly fund homeowners. If you are a homeowner looking for rehabilitation funds, CLICK HERE for a listing of funded organizations that you may contact. You may also contact a housing counselor to help you understand what options are available to you.
For more information, please contact our Community Affairs Department at TFSFRinfo@ihda.org.