Announcement: Illinois Homeowners Assistance Fund Applications Now Open
The Illinois Emergency Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF) program is now accepting applications for assistance!The Illinois Emergency Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF) provides up to $60,000 in mortgage assistance to eligible homeowners — paid directly to the servicer, taxing body or other approved entity. If you need immediate assistance with housing expenses due to a pending foreclosure, or assistance completing an application, please contact a legal aid organization or a HUD-approved housing counseling agency (see map below) right away.Please add your name to the mailing list to be notified of future application rounds. If you have any questions about one of the above statuses, please contact ILHAF customer relations at 866-454-3571, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a map with details of all the funded Low Income Housing Tax Credit Projects in the area:
We’re excited to announce a newly formed nonprofit organization, the Edwardsville Community Housing Alliance, with the mission of increasing the supply of housing in Edwardsville that is accessible and affordable to persons and families earning $15 to $30 in hourly wages.
We believe that people who work here in Edwardsville should be able to partake of the benefits of living here—people who work in the jobs created by new retail, big box stores, and warehouses, those who serve us and our loved ones in restaurants, day cares, nursing facilities, the essential workers who make Edwardsville a comfortable place to live. They should share in the same benefits, like good schools, safe streets, and welcoming atmosphere that our City boosters are rightly proud of.
The Edwardsville Community Housing Alliance will bring people together to create housing opportunities for working persons and families in Edwardsville. Over the next few years we plan to address disparities of household income and wages by ensuring that a supply of decent and affordable housing is accessible to persons and families struggling to stay in or enter the local housing market.
We welcome allies: local officials, advocates for equity and racial justice, housing developers, and finance institutions with a track record of creating and supporting the kind of housing that will enable local workers and families to enjoy the benefits of our shared community life.
See our page on Housing for Workers for a history of Leclaire– an early example of affordable housing for workers that worked well for many years.
We’d especially like to provide a forum for people impacted by the current housing market, hear their stories, and share their vision of a good community life. We’re working to develop public support for projects that increase the supply of affordable housing for people working in Edwardsville, IL.
A Directive for Improving Race Relations and Equality in Edwardsville
How Edwardsville’s 2010 Comprehensive Plan addresses affordable housing
The phrase “affordable housing” has come to mean a variety of things
Edwardsville has historically been a more inclusive, integrated community than others in Madison County.
Understand common terms and acronyms related to affordable housing
A brief history the Leclaire neighborhood, from the Nov 2021 ECHA Newsletter
What is NIMBY [Not In My Back Yard] and why does it occur?
We are a new organization and do not yet have the capacity to provide any housing—that is what we’re working to accomplish.
You can search for existing affordable housing developments, homeless resources, and local public housing authorities on-line at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: https://resources.hud.gov
Meanwhile, we’re happy to help in your search. Contact us at: email@example.com and we will provide a few suggestions on who you might contact to find out about affordable units.