Saturday, March 28, 2009

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that Illinois Housing Agencies will receive $221,498,521 in grant funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Public Housing Capital Fund grants, allocated through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), provide funding for improvements to and the modernization of public housing.
“Improvements to public housing will enhance the quality of life for individuals who rely on this important service – including nearly 80,000 people in Illinois,” said Durbin. “More than that, local economies stand to benefit from this significant investment in infrastructure projects that will modernize public housing, increase energy efficiency and create jobs.”

The funding is part of $2.985 billion for 3,122 housing authorities nationwide that HUD announced earlier this week. According to HUD, this funding effectively doubles the Department's annual support of local housing authorities to improve their public housing and will allow local housing agencies to address the long-standing capital needs of public housing, create jobs, and increase energy efficiency.

Southern Illinois Housing Authorities

Alexander County, $1,268,015; Bond County, $252,716; Clark County, $153,368; Clay County, $325,351; Cumberland County, $167,665; Edwards County, $86,513; Effingham County, $190,932; Franklin County, $1,366,452; Gallatin County, $178,992; Jackson County, $1,657,577; Jefferson County, $771,886; Johnson County, $146,117; Hamilton County, $137,975; Hardin County, $267,588; Lawrence County, $240,486; Marion, $672,020;Marion County, $983,683; Massac County, $402,629; Perry County, $690,535; Pope County $196,329; Pulaski County, $262,186; Randolph County, $400,110; Richland County, $132,935; Saline County, $957,531; Union County, $720,375; Wabash County, $203,560; Wayne County, $367,319; White County, $190,052; and Williamson County, $1,380,451.

Democrat Elected Officials

  • Effingham County Board Distric G-Doug McCain
  • Effingham County Treasurer - Steve Dasenbrock
  • Effingham County Board District C - Karen Luchtefeld

Effingham County Democrats Officers

  • Chairman - Audrey Griffith
  • First Vice Chairman - Dan Niebrugge
  • Second Vice Chairman - Allen Wente
  • Secretary - James Hammer
  • Treasurer - Shirley McEvers