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Chicago Coalition for the Homeless has identified funds that would help homeless service agencies struggling due to the current budget impasse in Springfield. Take a minute to ask your legislators to sign on as co-sponsors for HB 4955/SB 2603.

These eight dedicated funds include the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, Assistance to the Homeless Fund, and other funds dedicated to ending homelessness and creating affordable housing.

By passing HB 4955/SB 2603, Illinois could release $274.7 million already set aside in these dedicated funds for affordable housing and programs to end homelessness. 

With $274.7 million from dedicated funds and $35.3 million in General Revenue funding, Illinois agencies would:

  • Help approximately 73,000 low-income people through housing and homeless services.
  • Assist 100,000 people who are members of households in need of housing counseling, helping them avoid foreclosure or prepare to buy a home through the Foreclosure Prevention Program.
  • Fund 14,640 affordable housing units for low-income households.

Contact your legislators below.