Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky tours newly renovated affordable housing sites with housing authority Executive Director Richard Monocchio

November 13, 2015 |

Both Underscore Importance of Continued HOME Funding to Sustain Affordable Housing for Seniors & Vulnerable Families

Evanston — Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, (D-9th), is greeted by Perlman Apartment residents and HACC Executive Director Richard Monocchio as she wraps up a tour of newly renovated affordable housing for seniors and vulnerable families.

Schakowsky and Monocchio discussed the importance of the HOME Investment Partnership that Congress has proposed to eliminate. The HOME funds have sustained multiple public housing building projects in Cook County funding, to continue to provide seniors and thousands of vulnerable families without housing.

Over the last 20 years, the HOME Partnership has produced more than 1.1 million affordable homes and has provided direct rental assistance to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable families.

In Cook County, HOME funds have sustained multiple housing sites for seniors, the disabled and other vulnerable populations. “Without HOME, these projects would not have been possible, and these buildings built in the 1970s would have outlived their useful life,” said HACC Executive Director Richard Monocchio. “HOME funds enable us to significantly enhance the image, livability and quality of life for our housing sites and residents,” he said.

Several of the Perlman residents met Congresswoman Schakowsky who shared concerns about the HOME cuts.

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