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DuPage County to receive $5M in federal funding for urban development

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 6:34 p.m. CDT

DuPage County will receive more than $5 million in grant funding through three Department of Housing and Urban Development programs to assist its urban communities, according to a news release from U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin's office.

The largest amount is about $3.5 million from the Community Development Block Grant to provide housing and expand economic opportunities largely for low- and moderate-income residents.

DuPage will also receive about $1.3 million from the HOME program, which will fund affordable housing for low-income households, and $255,126 from Emergency Shelter Grants to improve the number and quality of emergency homeless shelters in the county.

The department distributed $10.2 million in total throughout the Chicago area and central Illinois.

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