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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 While some regulations are necessary, outdated regulations are time-consuming, costly, and delay the completion of new housing supply.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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]