Since 1990, IACAA has delivered technical assistance to providers of homeless services, and to homeless families and individuals in partnership with the Illinois Department of Human Services, Bureau of Basic Support (the Bureau) under the Emergency and Transitional Housing Program.
Co-developer East Central Illinois Community Action Agency (ECICAA) has developed and operated family rental units since the early 1980s. Three decades ago the agency started its housing programs by purchasing homes in distressed condition and rehabilitating them. To-date they have rehabbed 15 homes. Since the beginning of their first affordable rental projects, ECICAA has progressed to working on other housing developments.
Project Funding Sources
This project was first submitted as a tax credit project but was converted to TCAP. Some of the specific LGG tasks completed include:
Prairie Meadows is a housing development which offers twenty-five (25) units of single family living for families on approximately ten (10) acres of land in Hoopeston, Illinois. Out of the 10 acre development there is a 1 acre park located in the middle of the development. The subdivision has a unit mix of two and three bedroom single family dwellings ranging from approximately 1045 square feet to 1331 square feet which caters to low and moderate-income seniors and families. The project sponsor has developed a homeownership plan for the units in 20 years.