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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the nation’s housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation’s fair housing laws.

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HUD AND NORTHERN ILLINOIS LENDER REACH FAIR LENDING SETTLEMENT

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced an agreement with Alpine Bank & Trust resolving allegations the Northern Illinois-based lender discriminated against African American and Hispanic mortgage applicants. HOPE Fair Housing Center of Wheaton, Illinois filed a complaint with HUD claiming the lender's business service areas excluded majority African-American and Hispanic neighborhoods.

HUD ANNOUNCES $630,000 AGREEMENT WITH ILLINOIS PROPERTY OWNERS, MANAGERS ACCUSED OF DISCRIMINATING AGAINST APPLICANTS...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has reached a $630,000 agreement with a group of Illinois property owners and a management company resolving allegations they violated the Fair Housing Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by using rental screening policies that prevented applicants with mental disabilities from living in a supportive living complex the group owned. Read the agreement.

HUD ALLOCATES NEARLY $29 MILLION TO HELPCHICAGO AREA AND STATE OF ILLINOIS TO RECOVER...

WASHINGTON - September 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced the allocation of nearly $29 million to the City of Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, and the State of Illinois to help these communities recover from devastating spring storms, strong winds and flooding. These grants are provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to support long-term disaster recovery efforts in areas with the greatest extent of ‘unmet need.’

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR ILLINOIS STORM VICTIMS

WASHINGTON, DC - June 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Illinois and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following severe storms and flooding during the month of April.

HUD APPROVES $31.2 MILLION FINANCING PLAN TO REPLACE CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL IN MONTICELLO, ILLINOIS

WASHINGTON, DC - October 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced a commitment to insure a mortgage loan to the John & Mary E. Kirby Hospital in Monticello, Illinois. The $31.2 million loan is made possible through the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Section 242 Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program.

HUD CHARGES CHICAGO REAL ESTATE GROUP AND PROPERTY OWNERS WITH HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

WASHINGTON, DC - August 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it is charging a Chicago couple, their real estate agent, and a real estate broker with refusing to sell a home listed for $1.799 million to a black couple because of their race, in violation of the Fair Housing Act. The charge alleges that owners Daniel and Adrienne Sabbia and real estate agent Jeffrey Lowe stalled negotiations and took the property off the market after receiving a $1.7 million offer from radio personality and comedian George Willborn and his wife, businesswoman Peytyn Willborn.

HUD ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH LAKE COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY TO END DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT AND KEEP...

WASHINGTON, DC - January 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Two elderly sisters will continue living together under an agreement announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Lake County Housing Authority (LCHA) in Grayslake, Illinois.

IEMA Encourages People to Test Homes for Radon during Radon Action Week Oct.

SPRINGFIELD, IL - October 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer and the leading cause of the deadly disease for non-smokers. Yet many people in Illinois have no idea if their homes have high levels of this health hazard. That’s why the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is encouraging people throughout Illinois to test their homes for radon during Radon Action Week October 18-24.

HUD APPROVES $34.2 MILLION FINANCING DEAL TO REPLACE AGING HOSPITAL IN MENDOTA, ILLINOIS

WASHINGTON, DC - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced a commitment to insure a mortgage loan to Mendota Community Hospital in Mendota, Illinois. The $34,220,000 loan is made possible through the Federal Housing Administration’s Section 242 Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program.

Governor Quinn Announces Availability of Recovery Funds for Low-Income Home Weatherization Efforts

CHICAGO, IL - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Pat Quinn today announced that approximately $242 million in additional Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP) funding is available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to assist with low-income home weatherization efforts over the next two years.

HUD accepts Illinois’ $17 million disaster recovery plan

WASHINGTON, DC - September 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today accepted a $17.3 million plan from the State of Illinois to support its recovery following last year's devastating floods. The emergency funding is provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and will help Illinois to buyout homes and support local infrastructure projects located in flood-prone areas.

Governor Quinn Signs Bill to Create Jobs, Develop Transportation Hub in Joliet Intermodal...

CHICAGO, IL - August 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Pat Quinn signed the Intermodal Facilities Promotion Act, which is designed to encourage business development along the freight rail systems of Illinois. Based on experience with their existing Elwood facility, CenterPoint Properties projects 7,000 permanent new jobs being brought to Illinois through an intermodal facility in Joliet

Schock Amendment to Prevent Future Foreclosures Passes House

July 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The House unanimously approved an amendment offered by Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) today to H.R. 3288, the Fiscal Year 2010 (FY 10) Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act.

HUD Secretary announces disaster assistance for Illinois storm victims

WASHINGTON, DC - July 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to six storm-ravaged counties in Illinois and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following last month's severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes.

HUD awards $20 million to continue revitalization at Chicago’s Stateway Gardens public housing development

Funding to bring new rental and homeownership opportunities for former residents CHICAGO, IL - September 30, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development...

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Investigation by CHA and HUD Inspectors General ends with guilty plea...

The Chicago Housing Authority will receive restitution for money stolen by a former contractor and her husband after the pair pleaded guilty to stealing funds intended for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, a crime that was exposed following an investigation by the CHA’s Office of the Inspector General.

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Mayor Emanuel, Congressman Rush Join CTA to Announce Plans to Revitalize...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush today joined CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. and Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner (CDOT) Rebekah Scheinfeld to announce conceptual plans to revitalize and renovate the CTA’s Cottage Grove Green Line station and the surrounding area.

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Quigley Fights to Expand Affordable Housing and Protect Vital Infrastructure Investments

Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) fought to expand federal housing assistance and protect funding and eligibility for vital infrastructure programs that improve the economy and support local communities, including projects in Chicago and Cook County. His efforts come as the House Appropriations Committee considers the FY15 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill Fisher Investments Jay Carlson