Local Communities Receiving CDBG Grants for Housing

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced Friday the recipients of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Housing.

Thirteen projects across the state were approved for funding totaling $6 million. These grants will help low-to-moderate income communities improve housing, and rehabilitate and retrofit residential properties. Grants provide residents with safe and sanitary living conditions and help to stabilize neighborhoods and affordable housing in communities around the state.

In our area, Benton, Mt. Vernon, Royalton and Sesser will received $450,000 while West City will get $477,360.