The state of Illinois is making a $6.6 million state investment in communities in southern Illinois to support critical public works improvements and home rehabilitations for low-income residents. The program includes nearly $230,000 for rehabilitation of six single family homes in Kinmundy:
The investments were made under the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)’s Community Development Assistance Program, which targets areas with populations of less than 50,000 that are outside of urban counties.
Larger towns and cities are eligible for similar funding by direct application to the federal government.
Most of the money is for work on water and sewer lines, some of it to deal with emergency needs.
The housing component will allow for improvements to 105 single-family homes statewide. The funds originate from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and are administered by the DCEO.