housing

“This grant is just one of the many ways we can guarantee our residents have safe, sanitary and stable neighborhoods that will improve our community." - State Senator Dave Koehler (D-Peoria)

SPRINGFIELD – The city of Canton is receiving a block grant for housing from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The agency announced that 19 communities altogether would receive a combined $7.23 million.

Canton will receive a total of $315,900 to be used to help improve the availability of affordable housing for low- and middle-income families. The grant will also be used to rehabilitate and retrofit residential properties.

State Senator Dave Koehler (D-Peoria), who represents Canton in the Illinois Senate, says the grant is great news for Fulton County’s largest city.

“Affordable housing is one of the many keys to economic growth and development,” Koehler said. “This grant is just one of the many ways we can guarantee our residents have safe, sanitary and stable neighborhoods that will improve our community."

The grant is from the Community Development Block Grant program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Illinois DCEO uses the grants to assist Illinois communities in meeting their greatest needs in economic and community development.

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