The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Thursday awarded a record two billion dollars to support thousands of homeless housing and service programs.

The state of Illinois will receive 109-million dollars to support over 400 homeless housing and service programs.

Carbondale Police

A homeless man has been arrested and charged with stealing a vehicle from a Carbondale business.

Police say 28-year-old Justin Peak is accused of stealing the vehicle from a business Tuesday in the 500 block of East Main Street.

Many Illinois families that need access to affordable housing are finding it more difficult this year to get on a waiting list for housing vouchers.

Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

The southern Illinois community stepped up Tuesday to help those who served our country.

Marion VA Health Care for Homeless Veterans hosted its 7th annual Veteran Stand Down at the Black Diamond Harley Davidson warehouse.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Interfaith Council President and Sparrow Coalition Facilitator Maurine Pyle and SIU Lecturer Josh Phillips about the "Homeless in Carbondale" Community Forum on June 23.