Affordable housing is a fundamental component of strong communities and serves as the foundation of personal and economic well-being. Where a family lives determines access to schools, jobs, transportation, healthcare and more. For these reasons, expanding the availability and access to quality housing is one of the most essential actions we can take on behalf of Illinois families.
In Fiscal Year 2019, together with our partners, the Illinois Housing Development Authority made great progress toward meeting the state’s housing needs. Together we invested $1.5 billion in state, federal and leveraged affordable housing financing to create and preserve 9,845 affordable homes or apartments across the state. We launched new programs, expanded our reach into underserved communities, and delivered new housing opportunities through efficient administration of IHDA’s core programs.