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Out of Reach 2018 – The High Cost of Housing

Today, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released Out of Reach 2018: The High Cost of Housing. The report shows that on average a full-time worker in the U.S. must earn $22.10 per hour to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment at the fair market rent and $17.90 for a modest one-bedroom apartment. The report [...]

Out of Reach 2018 – The High Cost of Housing 2018-06-13T10:35:29-05:00

Law to Improve and Expand Family Self-Sufficiency Program Passed

President Trump signed the “Family Self-Sufficiency Act” into law on May 24. The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Act was included in a larger deregulation bill (S. 2155) that passed the House on May 22. The FSS law permanently reauthorizes the program, combines the FSS programs for Housing Choice Vouchers and public housing, which are currently run [...]

Law to Improve and Expand Family Self-Sufficiency Program Passed 2018-05-31T15:42:51-05:00

Working Together: A Training Seminar

Have you ever tried to navigate an unfamiliar service system? Do you work with families and young children who experience homelessness and housing instability or are involved in the child welfare system? The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Ounce of Prevention Fund, together with local planning partners in and around DuPage, [...]

Working Together: A Training Seminar 2018-05-17T15:35:26-05:00

CSBG Needs Assessment Stakeholder Survey

DuPage County Community Services is partnering with Impact DuPage to learn more about what services the community needs. This includes collecting feedback from stakeholders across all sectors. Please take the survey below and share your feedback about what you’d like to see in the city or neighborhood where you live including services related to employment, [...]

CSBG Needs Assessment Stakeholder Survey 2018-05-03T11:54:47-05:00

New Funding Available for Creation of Community-Based Supportive Housing

The Illinois Housing Development Authority is now accepting applications under the Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Development Program to fund developments serving special needs populations and persons with disabilities, including residents who are transitioning out of nursing homes and into community living. Up to $36.5 million is available to provide supportive housing options for individuals and [...]

New Funding Available for Creation of Community-Based Supportive Housing 2018-05-02T10:00:23-05:00

Our Homes, Our Voices – National Housing Week of Action May 1 – 8, 2018

Far too many families are struggling to keep a roof over their heads. Nationwide, more people are choosing to rent their homes than ever before. But our investments in affordable housing have not kept pace. As a result, millions of people do not have an affordable place to call home and half a million people, [...]

Our Homes, Our Voices – National Housing Week of Action May 1 – 8, 2018 2018-05-02T08:33:27-05:00

The Fair Housing Act Turns 50

On April 11, 1968—seven days after the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—President Lyndon Johnson signed into law Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, commonly known as the Fair Housing Act. The legislation was co-sponsored by then-Senators Edward Brooke and Walter Mondale and advanced an ambitious and progressive vision: to [...]

The Fair Housing Act Turns 50 2018-04-12T09:41:47-05:00

New Housing First Implementation Resources Available From HUD

HUD recently published a suite of new resources for communities to strengthen their Housing First approach: Housing First Implementation Working with Project Participants in a Housing First Approach Housing First in Specific Project Types Trauma-Informed Care As communities are implementing the Housing First Approach in their homeless crisis response systems, they sometimes struggle with taking [...]

New Housing First Implementation Resources Available From HUD 2018-04-02T08:32:06-05:00

New FY18 Budget Brings Good News

The 2018 budget signed last week brings some good news: a $2.513 billion investment in U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Homeless Assistance Grants — an increase of $130 million over last year. Other highlights include: Increased capacity — focused on domestic violence survivors and young people — that will help communities house an estimated [...]

New FY18 Budget Brings Good News 2018-03-29T08:37:09-05:00

Analysis: No State Has Adequate Supply of Affordable Rental Housing

According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s “The Gap: The Affordable Housing Gap Analysis” the United States has a shortage of  more than 7.2 million affordable homes available to households with income at or below the poverty line. The report finds that every major metropolitan area in the U.S. has a shortage of “affordable [...]

Analysis: No State Has Adequate Supply of Affordable Rental Housing 2018-03-15T08:47:13-05:00