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Making Rents More Affordable: The Rental Housing Support Program

by Julia Holczer; Nick Brunick; Rachel Alenduff

Jan 1, 2003
The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) and the Statewide Housing Action Coalition (SHAC), through the "It Takes a Home to Raise a Child" campaign, have proposed state legislation that creates a revenue stream to fund local rental subsidy programs throughout the state. Under this legislation, known as the Rental Housing Support Program, the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) would offer grants either to local administering agencies (local governmental bodies, local housing authorities, not-for-profit organizations) or to developers of affordable housing.