Governor Pat Quinn was joined today by representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to announce an $11.98 million award that will strengthen Illinois' efforts to allow people with disabilities to live independently in the community of their choice.
The award will make up to 825 apartments affordable for people who have special needs, and are in financial need, across the state. HUD officials awarded the grant under the Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program.
"Two federal agencies are working together to solve real problems and offer real and lasting solutions for persons who might otherwise be institutionalized or living on our streets," HUD Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones said. "Governor Quinn and our Illinois partners will use this money to help reduce health care costs, and improve quality of life for more than 800 persons with disabilities."