Christian County Integrated Community Services (CCICS), an Illinois 501(c)(3) organization, was formed by the Housing Authority of Christian County to address the changing environment in public housing funding. CCICS is now a separate entity from the Housing Authority and its mission is to set the standard for excellence in providing affordable, decent, safe, and sanitary housing to people who experience barriers to housing because of income, disability, or special needs. Over the past decade, and in partnership with LGG, it has transformed all of Christian County’s public housing inventory into PBV and RAD units.
The project consists of the rehab of two buildings located in Taylorville, IL – Hershey Tower (79 units) and Senior Village (60 units). Both projects were formally public housing and were converted to LIHTC units through the RAD program, thus preserving the units as affordable housing for another 30 years. The units are restricted for households who are at 30%, 50%, and 60% AMI. The rehab upgraded major building systems, renovated bathrooms, kitchens and living areas and upgraded amenity features such as security cameras at all building entrances to enhance community safety. Energy savings features were also incorporated into the rehab, including Energy Star stoves and refrigerators and individually controlled electric HVAC systems. The building pays 100% of utilities, so the upgraded building systems should substantially reduce on-going operating costs.
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