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Illinois Will Receive More Than $105M For Homeless Programs


Illinois will receive federal money to prevent and end homelessness. 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a nearly $105 million grant for local projects across the state; there are approximately 416 homeless housing and service programs in Illinois.

Of that, DeKalb County will receive $568,565. Winnebago and Boone counties will get $1,528,983.

HUD and local planners next month will launch a "more robust effort to more accurately account for the youth and young adult population."

Homelessness has declined nationwide since 2010.  

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