|April 7, 2004|
BLAGOJEVICH AWARDS HIV/AIDS HOUSING GRANTS
SPRINGFIELD, Ill -- Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich has announced the awarding of 12 grants totaling nearly $500,000 to provide housing and support services to low-income persons living with HIV or AIDS in Chicago, Belleville and Rock Island.
Persons living with HIV or AIDS require stable housing in order to access and receive medical care and supportive services, Blagojevich said. Through these grants about 500 persons will receive the housing assistance they so desperately need to keep from becoming homeless or being forced into an unstable living situation while confronted with this devastating disease.
The grantees will use the federal U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds to provide residential housing, pay operating costs, fund rehabilitation and repair of their facilities and make available supportive services, including case management, recovery and housing information.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has awarded HUDs Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS grants since 1996.
Those receiving grants through a competitive bid process were:
of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
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