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Illinoisans Get Better Mortgage Fraud Protection; Disabled Get More Access to Affordable Housing

Last updated: August 7, 2012 by

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has recently signed two new housing laws: House Bill 5450 and House Bill 4521. House Bill 5450 opens up grant funds to people with disabilities under the umbrella of the Rental Housing Support Program. The funds will be administered by the Illinois Housing Department Authority (IHDA) and aims to match disabled… Read more »

The Great Food Stamp Battle

Last updated: July 26, 2012 by

If the House Agriculture Committee gets its way, we’ll see a massive $3.5 billion cut a year in a program that feeds 1 out of every 7 Americans. By the time the cuts come full circle, $16 billion would have been eliminated from the Supplementary Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) and will definitely make it harder… Read more »

One Million Homeless Students – And Counting

Last updated: July 2, 2012 by

The Department of Education has released the results of a recent study and pointed out that there were about one million homeless students in America from 2010 to 2011.1 If you want precise numbers, the DE reported 1,065,794 homeless students – a 13 percent jump from 2009 to 2011 and a whopping 57 percent jump… Read more »

Government Stepping Up Ads for Food Stamps

Last updated: June 30, 2012 by

With all the problems with national funding and threats by conservatives to cut funding for the Supplementary Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP aka food stamps), the last thing you would expect is to see the government spend money to get more people on food stamps. But that is exactly what the current administration is doing. The… Read more »