Quincy awarded $550,000 community development block grant for housing rehabilitation – Muddy River News

QUINCY — The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has awarded the City of Quincy a block grant of $550,000 as part of $8 million for 15 communities to invest in 154 housing improvement projects.

Home Rehabilitation Grants are designed to help low-to-moderate income homeowners make improvements to ensure safe and sanitary living conditions. Eligible uses of funds include structural work, electrical, plumbing, new appliances, flooring, ADA and accessibility improvements, and more. Homeowners work through the local government unit to apply for the grant, with up to $50,000 available for each home.

Quincy Director of Planning and Development Chuck Bevelheimer said the city applied for a CDBG housing grant last August.

“The $550,000 will target the south end of Ward 1 and a small area in the north end of Ward 2 where census data showed high owner-occupied homes with low-income owners,” Bevelheimer said. .

About $50,000 will be available per home, according to Bevelheimer.

The cities that received the grants were:

• Astoria, $550,000

• Christopher, $550,000

• Freeport, $550,000

• Hurst, $550,000

• Town of Johnston, $550,000

• Macomb, $550,000

• Marseilles, $550,000

• Northern City, $500,000

• Ottawa, $550,000

• Pittsburgh, $500,000

• Quincy, $550,000

•Ridgway, $500,000

• Valley of Spring, $550,000

•Streator, $550,000

• Zeigler, $500,000

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