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2020 U.S. Census and DuPage County. Be Counted!

The U.S. Census counts every resident in DuPage County and throughout the United States once every 10 years.  The Census data is used to determine representation in Congress and to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities for services such as schools, roads, healthcare, and other programs. The data you provide to the Census [...]

2020 U.S. Census and DuPage County. Be Counted!2020-02-19T10:11:05-06:00

Loaves & Fishes Offers VITA Tax Services for Low Income Households

Beginning January 26th 2020, Loaves and Fishes will again offer free help on state and federal tax returns for low income households (annual income of $60,000 or less) through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 630 355-3663 ext. 0. For additional information, a flyer in [...]

Loaves & Fishes Offers VITA Tax Services for Low Income Households2020-02-05T08:48:39-06:00

HUD Input On Barriers to Affordable Housing Comment Period Extended to 1/31

AMERICA'S AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS: For many Americans, the supply of available housing has not kept pace with the demand for housing by prospective renters and homebuyers, driving up housing costs. While some regulations are necessary, outdated regulations are time-consuming, costly, and delay the completion of new housing supply. PRESIDENT TRUMP'S WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL ON ELIMINATING [...]

HUD Input On Barriers to Affordable Housing Comment Period Extended to 1/312020-01-24T08:37:51-06:00

HUD Awards $2.2 Billion to Homeless Programs Across U.S.

On January 14, 2020, HUD announced $2.16 billion in grants to provide funding to 6,595 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S. and its territories. These Continuum of Care (CoC) grants provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, states, and local governments to quickly rehouse individuals and families experiencing homelessness and provide support [...]

HUD Awards $2.2 Billion to Homeless Programs Across U.S.2020-01-14T15:49:06-06:00

Supreme Court: Homeless Have Right to Sleep Outside

The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal in a case originating from Boise, Idaho, that would have made it a crime to camp and sleep in public spaces. The decision to let a ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals stand is a setback for states and local governments in much of the [...]

Supreme Court: Homeless Have Right to Sleep Outside2020-01-23T08:44:10-06:00

Illinois Census Pay Rates Have Increased!

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting census takers for temporary positions in communities across Illinois in advance of the 2020 Census. Pay rates for census takers in Illinois have increased, with a range from $17.50 up to $29.50 per hour.  Applicants will be placed in an applicant pool for 2020 Census positions in which they [...]

Illinois Census Pay Rates Have Increased!2019-12-30T09:23:38-06:00

U.S. Census Hiring Now

In advance of the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting hundreds of thousands of people for temporary jobs across the United States and Puerto Rico. The 2020 Census is your chance to play a part in history! Temporary census positions offer the perfect opportunity to earn extra money while helping your community. Most [...]

U.S. Census Hiring Now2019-12-30T09:26:10-06:00

HUD & DuPage Housing Authority Host Press Conference

On 11/22/19, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Midwest Regional Administrator Joseph P. Galvan visited with DuPage Housing Authority Executive Director Kenneth Coles to make a major funding announcement that $603,058 was being made available to provide affordable housing for individuals with disabilities. Full Press Release (PDF) DuPage Housing Authority Executive Director Kenneth [...]

HUD & DuPage Housing Authority Host Press Conference2019-11-25T09:34:55-06:00

HUD Awards Over $130M to Provide Affordable Housing to People with Disabilities

HUD awarded $131.3 million to 325 local public housing authorities across the country to provide affordable housing to approximately 15,363 additional non-elderly persons with disabilities. The DuPage Housing Authority received $603,058 to serve residents in our community living with disabilities. This housing assistance is provided through HUD’s Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program which provides funding [...]

HUD Awards Over $130M to Provide Affordable Housing to People with Disabilities2019-11-21T08:45:02-06:00

New Data Indicates Decline in Veteran Homelessness

This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a 2.1% decrease in veteran homelessness, compared to 2018. The results are promising, and show that homelessness is solvable with enough leadership, resources, and political will. Key insights: This year, there were 37,085 veterans experiencing homelessness on a given night, down from last year's [...]

New Data Indicates Decline in Veteran Homelessness2019-11-14T09:01:27-06:00