We are very happy to announce that today we learned WCHA received a $318,840 award expanding our Family Unification Voucher program!
Only three awards were given to Illinois and this allows us to help another 40 families with our existing Family Unification Program.
In 2015 WCHA partnered with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services for a demonstration program to assist Youth Aging Out of Foster Care. The following year HUD announced that they would create funding to formalize these programs. Today's funding is targeted for the foster care program.
We are pleased and thankful to expand this program for Winnebago and Stephenson Counties.
We also are extend our congratulations to our community partners at the Rockford Housing Authority for also receiving an award.
Chicago Housing Authority, 73 vouchers for $942,576
Rockford Housing Authority, 36 vouchers for $222,251
Winnebago County WCHA, 40 vouchers for $318,840
Illinois total, 149 vouchers at $1,483,667