Hultgren Applauds NeighborWorks America Community Development Grant Funding for the 14th District
Washington, DC — U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) is pleased to announce that NeighborWorks America, an esteemed affordable housing and community development organization, has awarded $390,000 in grants to its member organizations that serve the 14th District of Illinois. According to NeighborWorks, “This FY2018 grant funding will support efforts to develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods and create jobs.”
NeighborWorks is a congressionally chartered, nonpartisan nonprofit organization that has been enhancing community development and affordable housing initiatives across the country for almost 40 years.
“Affordable housing and strong communities are cornerstones on which so many other critical parts of our lives rely – employment, family, education and community engagement become all but impossible without a safe place to live,” said Rep. Hultgren. “I’m grateful for NeighborWorks’ stewardship of taxpayer dollars and its partnership with community organizations across the country who multiply every federal dollar they are given by $59 in exponential local impact.”
NeighborWorks’ member organizations use grant funding to train local affordable housing professionals; connect health, education and employment services to make communities safer and stronger; and develop public-private partnerships across sectors to create opportunities for affordable housing and community engagement.