Government Shutdown and Housing

The government shutdown may soon impact affordable housing. If the shutdown continues through January, public housing authorities will exhaust their current budget. Some larger authorities may have reserves that allow continued funding through February, however many will be unable to pay rents to landlords. Individuals with Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) live in private-market units […]

Illinois cannot afford to fund social services without a budget

Illinois has yet to pass a budget for the current fiscal year, which began on July 1. As a result, reserves are running low and social service organizations are going unfunded, despite court orders. Comptroller Leslie Munger’s office says they simply do not have enough money to write checks to everyone effected by the shortages. […]