Chicago Hispanic Newspaper, Lawndale News, Hispanic Bilingual Newspapers, Su Noticiero Bilingual “President Preckwinkle Issues Proclamation to Address the Nation’s Homelessness Crisis
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued a proclamation to join House America: An All-Hands-on-Deck Effort to Address the Nation’s Homeless Crisis, a federal initiative launched in October 2021 in partnership with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD.)) and the US Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). By participating, the district joins a national partnership of mayors, city and district leaders, tribal leaders and governors. House America will use the American Rescue Plan’s investments to address the homelessness crisis through a Housing First approach.
The proclamation outlines Cook County’s commitment to partnering with partners such as the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC), the Cook County Land Bank Authority, and the Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County by housing 1,000 households and developing at least 800 housing units will provide new supportive and affordable housing by December 31, 2022. To achieve this goal, the county and its affiliated authorities will fund federal funds such as the Low Income Residential Property Tax Credit (LIHTC), the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and the Community Development Block Grant Benefit (CDBG) funding, project-based vouchers (PBVs) and the Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program. Homelessness continues to affect approximately 1,160 suburban Cook County residents each night. To learn more about House America, go to http://www.hud.gov/house_america.