Housing & Development

Housing & Development

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.

VISCLOSKY TESTIFIES IN SUPPORT OF FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING

Congressman Pete Visclosky testified before the House Appropriations Committee on his support for transportation infrastructure funding in Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations legislation.

QUIGLEY STATEMENT ON D+ REPORT CARD FOR AMERICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD), released the following statement on today’s D+ rating from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. The D+ rating remains unchanged since the last report card was issued in 2013

North Shore And Barrington Area Housing Market Shows Stability

A slight uptick in the number of new listings for the North Shore-Barrington housing market in January started the year on a positive note. Housing data for January shows the number of new listings and closed sales rose compared to the same period in 2016, while houses under contact rose substantially, according to the North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR).

Durbin, Duckworth Announce $284,200 In Federal Funding For Rural Community Development In Fulton And...

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced $284,200 in federal funding for projects in Fulton and Knox Counties to support rural community development projects. Today’s funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Community Development Initiative Grant, will provide assistance to construct a new township building and install a new storm siren

QUIGLEY STATEMENT ON CONFIRMATION OF SCOTT PRUITT AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a vice-chair of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), released the following statement on the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

City’s Launch of New Website First Step in Marketing Initiative

As part of a multi-prong marketing initiative to advance the image and promote the reputation of West Chicago as a dynamic city in which to live, work, play and invest, the City of West Chicago has launched a new website that provides a fresh, visually appealing design in addition to increasing its functionality through improved navigation and other user friendly features

Rush Challenges Dakota Access Pipeline Officials on Alleged Violations of Tribal Lands; And Calls...

U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) issued the following statement during an Energy Subcommittee Hearing on “Modernizing Energy and Electricity Delivery Systems: Challenges and Opportunities to Promote Infrastructure Improvement and Expansion”, where he serves as Ranking Member. The Congressman noted that the federal government must embark on a path of upgrading the nation’s energy infrastructure that it is done “in a way that is responsible, environmentally-conscious, and takes into account the rights and interests of impacted communities.”

QUIGLEY INTRODUCES BOTANICAL SCIENCES BILL TO SUPPORT BIODIVERSITY & SUSTAINABILITY OF AMERICA’S ECOSYSTEMS

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), Vice Chair of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition, introduced the Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration and Promotion Act to support the botanical science capacity of the federal government.

Congresswoman Kelly To Host Housing Expo

Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host a Housing Expo on Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Lan-Oak Park District, 2550 178th Street, Lansing. Participants will have the opportunity to apply for a loan modification and to learn about foreclosure prevention, first-time homebuyer programs, and how to appeal property taxes. Banks and agencies, including Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS), Wells Fargo, Chase, BMO, and more will be on hand to assist homeowners and tenants.

Foster Hosts Teletown Hall on Trump’s Executive Orders

This week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted a teletown hall on the Trump Administration’s recent executive orders on immigration, refugees, and the construction of a wall on the Mexican border. Over 4,000 people from the 11th District participated in the discussion

Lipinski Introduces “Buy American” Bill to Boost Job Creation and Ensure Taxpayer Dollars are...

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) introduced the Buy American Improvement Act of 2017 to create American jobs, promote the domestic manufacturing industry, increase transparency and accountability in government procurement, and ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent in the U.S. whenever practicable.

Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $4 Million In Federal Funding For Rural Community Development...

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced $4,198,600 in federal funding for projects in Clay, Crawford, Edgar, Marion, Moultrie, Richland, and Pulaski Counties to support rural community development projects. Today’s funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Community Development Initiative Grant, will provide assistance to benefit public safety, water infrastructure, local VFWs, mental health facilities, and more.

QUIGLEY STATEMENT ON CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW ACT RESOLUTIONS ATTACKING CLEAN WATER & AIR

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves as Vice Chair of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC), released the following statement on Congress’ consideration of House resolutions that would revoke existing federal rules that protect the environment and support American businesses

Governor Announces IDVA receives $4.173 M Federal Funding

Governor Bruce Rauner today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) has awarded the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs (IDVA) $4.173 million dollars to reimburse funds spent for the new water treatment facility at the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy (IVHQ). The scope of the work included repair, replacement and upgrades to the domestic water system at the Illinois Veterans Home in order to treat the water with chemicals and heat, and to eliminate non-circulating plumbing.

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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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BOST RALLIES CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TO DEMAND ACTION ON ALEXANDER COUNTY’S HOUSING...

U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) led a push in Congress Friday for answers regarding alleged corruption at the Alexander County Housing Authority, the same day as the House approved an amendment Bost introduced to help ease the transition of Cairo residents and other Americans who have been displaced from a public housing authority to a new location.

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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