U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD

Illinois will receive federal money to prevent and end homelessness. 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a nearly $105 million grant for local projects across the state; there are approximately 416 homeless housing and service programs in Illinois.

Of that, DeKalb County will receive $568,565. Winnebago and Boone counties will get $1,528,983.

Rockford Housing Authority

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HUD Says Illinois Homelessness Declined in 2016

Nov 19, 2016

The US Department of Housing And Urban Development says homelessness declined in Illinois this year.

Homelessness is about 20% lower in Illinois than in 2010, but more than 11,000 people are homeless on a single night in Illinois this year.t. That same data shows a similar decline in veteran homelessness, and a 36-percent drop in homeless families.

HUD compiled the numbers from national estimates, as well as a “snapshot” of homelessness on a single night last January.

New housing for disabled, homeless Veterans in northern Illinois will soon be available.