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Rockford Groups Get $1.4 Million For Homeless Programs As Part Of $89M HUD Grants In Illinois


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $1.4 million Tuesday to homeless housing and service programs in the Rockford area. 

The Tier 1 Continuum of Care grants support efforts to provide housing and support services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.  

The grants are part of nearly $89 million HUD awarded to more than 360 local programs serving the homeless in Illinois.

Homeless programs in Aurora & Elgin were awarded $1.3 million, those in McHenry County $777,000, and DeKalb (City and County) programs were awarded more than $490,000.

Chicago and Cook County programs received more than $65 million, while programs in DuPage County were awarded more than $3.76 million. 

Guy Stephens produces news stories for the station, and coordinates our online events calendar, PSAs and Arts Calendar announcements. In each of these ways, Guy helps keep our listening community informed about what's going on, whether on a national or local level. Guy's degrees are in music, and he spent a number of years as a classical host on WNIU. In fact, after nearly 20 years with Northern Public Radio, the best description of his job may be "other duties as required."