WASHINGTON (WEEK) -- The Peoria Housing Authority will receive over $2 million in funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin announced Thursday.
The funds are part of a statewide distribution of more than $21 million from HUD's Public Housing Capital Fund program.
The PHA will receive $2,632,932 through the program -- the most out of any housing authority throughout the state -- to be used on development, financing and modernization of public housing properties, according to a release by the Senators.
Other area housing authorities receiving funding include:
- Bloomington Housing Authority: $1,401,725
- Fulton County Housing Authority: $749,639
- Pekin Housing Authority: $306,103
- Woodford County Housing Authority: $92,500
“Children and families in need across Central Illinois rely on investments like these that help improve housing conditions and reduce homelessness... Along with Senator Durbin, I’m proud to advocate for federal funding to support programs that foster safe communities and help ensure all Illinoisans have access to the affordable housing they need to get ahead.”U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth
“This federal funding gives local agencies in Central Illinois the ability to offer safe and affordable housing to those who need it most. In addition, the local economy stands to benefit from this investment in infrastructure projects that will bring safety and modernization to the area’s public housing... I will continue to fight alongside Senator Duckworth to support safe and affordable housing options for Illinoisans.”U.S. Senator Dick Durbin