Housing

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Rep. Bost's office

Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost met Thursday with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to discuss the ongoing housing crisis in Cairo.

A new study finds minimum wage fails to pay the rent in Illinois.  

Housing Rehab Program Taking Applications

May 22, 2017

A housing repair program will help some low-income homeowners in Jackson, Perry, Randolph and Monroe Counties make needed repairs over the next two years.
 
Robert Schroeder says the state is funding the program at Western Egyptian Economic Opportunity Council through the Illinois Housing Development Authority - despite the lack of a state budget.

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Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

Illinois' senior U.S. senator is trying to help dozens of families in the state's southernmost town.

Dick Durbin traveled to Cairo Friday to see what can be done to find subsidized housing for the nearly 200 families who are losing their homes after HUD soon closes two public housing complexes.

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Brad Palmer, WSIU

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with The Southern Illinoisan reporters Molly Parker and Isaac Smith about their upcoming project featuring the Alexander County Housing Authority, 12 months after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development took over.

SIU Trustees have approved tuition and fee rates for next year, as well as a plan to develop a new housing area on the Carbondale campus.


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SIUC

A plan to build new residence halls and demolish old ones on the SIU Carbondale campus was tabled Thursday at the SIU Board of Trustees meeting.

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SIU

A working session in Carbondale brought further information to SIU Trustees, ahead of decisions expected this week and in the months to come.

Housing will be a big topic of discussion for SIU Trustees as they meet in Carbondale this week.

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Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

As we conclude our month long series on poverty in southern Illinois, WSIU's Brad Palmer reports on how poverty and housing issues are inextricably linked.

An Alexander County official hopes the federal takeover of the public housing complex in Cairo will mean better days are ahead.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Monday it had taken possession of the Alexander County Housing Authority because of a long period of financial and operational mismanagement.

Federal authorities have taken over Alexander County's public housing authority, citing years of mismanagement.

Community leaders, realtors and city staff will discuss housing in Carbondale during a meeting this weekend.

Carbondale Study Circles, Neighborhood Action Group's annual Neighborhood Alliance Meeting will focus on issues regarding the City's housing market and stock.

Jennifer Fuller

Illinois leaders say a program to help first-time home buyers with their down payment and closing costs is yielding good results.

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Illinois Public Radio

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation to prevent lenders from selling a home if the homeowner is applying for federal mortgage assistance.