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HUD No. 06-147IL
Anne Scherrieb
(312) 353-6236 ext. 2666
For Release
Friday
December 1, 2006

HUD ANNOUNCES $3.5 MILLION TO FIVE ILLINOIS PROGRAMS � 212 YOUNG PEOPLE TO GET NEW START IN LIFE
Chicago, Lake County, McLean County, St. Clair County and Winnebago County youth will begin careers building affordable housing

CHICAGO - Approximately 212 low-income young people in Illinois will return to school and begin new careers in the homebuilding trades because of $3.5 million in grants announced today by Joseph P. Galvan, HUD Regional Director
for the Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin). Five grants to Illinois programs will help these young people graduate high school, train them for a future in the construction trades and will produce affordable homes for lower income families, many facing homelessness.

Genesis Housing Development Corp will receive a Youthbuild grant in the amount of $700,000. The grant will enable Genesis Housing Development Corp to train 40 youth between the ages of 16-24 and to construct four new houses. Partnering with this applicant will be various City Colleges, the Institute for Cognitive Literacy, the
University of Chicago and private contractors.

Youthbuild Lake County, Inc. will receive a Youthbuild grant in the amount of $700,000. The grant will enable Youthbuild Lake County, Inc. to train 50 youth between the ages of 16-24 and will construct one new home for a low-income family. Some of their key partners include the College of Lake County, the Workforce Investment
Agency and the City Government of North Chicago.

Emerson Park Development Corporation will receive a Youthbuild grant in the amount of $700,000. The grant
will enable Emerson Park Development Corporation to train 40 youth between the ages of 16-24 and to assist in the rehabilitation of the Reese Estates Subdivision. Partnering with this organization will be the Comprehensive Mental Health Center of St. Clair County, East Site Health District, Illinois Department of Human Services, Southwestern Illinois College and the Korte Company, along with a host of other participants committed to the success of this applicant.

YouthBuild McLean County will receive a Youthbuild grant in the amount of $700,000. The grant will enable YouthBuild McLean County to train 40 youth between the ages of 16-24 and to construct two single family Self
Help homes at the Stoneman Gardens subdivision. Some of their partners involved in assisting this applicant are the Midwest Food Bank, Illinois Department of Human Services, and USDA Rural Development. These are just a few of those organizations on hand to assist this organization achieve its goals.

Comprehensive Community Solutions, Inc. will receive a Youthbuild grant in the amount of $700,000. The grant will enable Comprehensive Community Solutions, Inc. to train 42 youth between the ages of 16-24 and to construct
3 single-family homes for low income residents. Some of the organization's partners committed to assist them in this proposal are Youthbuild USA, Winnebago County Health Department, YMCA of Rock River Valley, Illinois Capital Development Board, Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers #6, Carpenter's Local Union 792 and Ken-Z Roofing just to name a few of their partners.

"These programs gives new hope to high school dropouts, enabling them to build housing for families in need while building new careers and new lives for themselves," Galvan said. "Through these non-profit organizations, the Youthbuild Program is helping young people work their way out of poverty. These students produce affordable
housing in their communities while they gain a skill, a GED, a job and a new lease on life."

Nationwide, the $45.5 million in Youthbuild grants announced by Housing and Urban Development Secretary
Alphonso Jackson (see chart at end of release) will offer job training and leadership skills to an estimated 3,075
young people. Young people who drop out of high school face a lifetime of underemployment and can be at higher
risk of homelessness. However, thousands of these "at-risk" young people are looking forward to graduation and careers in homebuilding because of Youthbuild grants that will help these students, ages 16-to-24, to earn their
high school diplomas and train them for a future in the construction trades while producing 702 homes for lower income families, many facing homelessness.

Jackson said, "With a modest investment by HUD, we can help these young people graduate high school, start
them on a new career path, and create more affordable homes for families who might otherwise be living on our streets."

Today's announcement marks a transition of the Youthbuild program from HUD to the Department of Labor. This transfer represents the fulfillment of a 2003 White House Task Force Report on Disadvantaged Youth and resulted
in the passage of The Youthbuild Transfer Act, signed by President Bush in September.

HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet
and espanol.hud.gov. For more information about FHA products, please visit www.fha.gov.

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  • NOTE: Contacts for the Illinois grantees awarded funding through HUD's Youthbuild Program:

Genesis Housing Development Corp

Youthbuild Lake County, Inc.

Address:  607 East Oakwood Blvd
Chicago, IL  60653
Address:  3001 North Green Bay Rd
North Chicago, IL  60064
Contact Name:  Holly Marshall Contact Name:  Laurel Tustison
Contact Telephone: (773) 924-0432 Contact Telephone: (847) 473-3483
 
Emerson Park Development Corporation YouthBuild McLean County
Address:  P. O. Box 6126
East St. Louis, IL  62202
Address:  1111 W. Market
Bloomington, IL  61701
Contact Name:  Vickie K. Forby Contact Name:  Suzanne Fitzgerald
Contact Telephone: (618) 874-1671 Contact Telephone: (309) 827-7507
 
Comprehensive Community Solutions, Inc.  
Address:  917 South Main Street
Rockford, IL  61101
Contact Name:  Kerry D. Knodle
Contact Telephone: (815) 963-6236

 

FISCAL YEAR 2006 YOUTHBUILD GRANT AWARDS

State

Recipient

City

Amount

Alabama

Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization (HERO)

Greensboro

$400,000

Arkansas

City of Texarkana Arkansas

Texarkana

$400,000

Arizona

City of Phoenix

Phoenix

$700,000

California

San Diego Community Housing Corporation

San Diego

$400,000

 

Watts Labor Community Action Committee

Los Angeles

$700,000

 

Black Contractors Association of San Diego

San Diego

$700,000

 

Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission.

Fresno

$700,000

 

Community Services & Employment Training Inc.

Visalia

$700,000

 

Los Angeles Communities Advocating for Unity, Social Justice

Los Angeles

$700,000

 

San Joaquin County Office of Education

Stockton

$400,000

 

Yuba County Office of Education

Marysville

$360,000

Connecticut

Empower New Haven

New Haven

$400,000

 

Co-Opportunity, Inc.

Hartford

$700,000

District of Columbia

ARCH

Washington

$700,000

 

Nat'l Assoc. of Former Foster Care Children of America, Inc.

Washington

$700,000

 

Latin American Youth Center

Washington

$700,000

 

Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc.

Washington

$700,000

Florida

Greater Miami Services Corps

Miami

$400,000

 

The District Board of Trustees of Pensacola Junior College

Pensacola

$400,000

 

Housing Authority of Lakeland

Lakeland

$700,000

Georgia

City of Savannah, Georgia

Savannah

$700,000

 

Southwest Georgia United Empowerment Zone, Inc.

Vienna

$400,000

Illinois

Genesis Housing Development Corp

Chicago

$700,000

 

Youthbuild Lake County, Inc.

North Chicago

$700,000

 

Emerson Park Development Corporation

East St. Louis

$700,000

 

YouthBuild McLean County

Bloomington

$700,000

 

Comprehensive Community Solutions, Inc.

Rockford

$700,000

Indiana

New Life Youth Development Corporation

Gary

$400,000

 

The Housing Authority of the city of Evansville

Evansville

$700,000

Louisiana

Louisiana Technical College - Sullivan Campus

Bogalusa

$400,000

Massachusetts

Old Colony Y

Brockton

$700,000

 

Community Teamwork, Inc.

Lowell

$700,000

 

Lawrence Family Development and Education Fund, Inc.

Lawrence

$700,000

 

YWCA of Western Massachusetts

Springfield

$700,000

 

Just a Start Corporation

Cambridge

$700,000

 

Old Colony Y

Brockton

$700,000

 

Training Resources of America Inc.

Worcester

$700,000

 

YouthBuild Boston, Inc.

Roxbury

$700,000

Maryland

Civic Works, Inc.

Baltimore

$700,000

 

Housing Authority of Baltimore City

Baltimore

$700,000

Maine

Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

Wiscasset

$400,000

Michigan

Community Action Agency

Jackson

$400,000

 

Manistee Housing Commission

Manistee

$400,000

 

Michigan Works

Benton Harbor

$700,000

 

Young Detroit Builders

Detroit

$700,000

Missouri

Friedens Neighborhood Foundation

Saint Louis

$400,000

 

Housing Authority of St. Louis County

St. Louis

$700,000

Mississippi

West Jackson Community Development Corporation

Jackson

$700,000

North Carolina

River City Community Development Corporation

Elizabeth City

$400,000

Nebraska

Lincoln Action Program

Lincoln

$700,000

 

High Plains Community Development Corporation, Inc.

Chadron

$400,000

New Jersey

Youthbuild Newark, Inc.

Newark

$700,000

 

Housing Authority  of The City Of Camden

Camden

$700,000

New York

South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation

Bronx

$700,000

Ohio

Buckeye Community Hope Foundation

Columbus

$700,000

 

Akron Summit Community Action, Inc.

Akron

$700,000

 

Future Community Builders

Columbus

$700,000

 

ISUS Inc.

Dayton

$700,000

 

Youth Over Us, Inc.

Columbus

$700,000

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Youth for Change

Philadelphia

$700,000

Rhode Island

The Providence Plan

Providence

$700,000

South Carolina

The Housing Authority for the City Spartanburg

Spartanburg

$700,000

 

Benedict-Allen Community Development Corporation

Columbia

$700,000

Tennessee

Chattanooga Housing Authority

Chattanooga

$700,000

 

Alliance for Business and Training

Elizabethton

$700,000

Texas

La Fe Community Development Center

El Paso

$400,000

 

San Antonio Youth Centers, Inc.

San Antonio

$700,000

 

Alameda Heights Outreach Foundation

Dallas

$700,000

 

American Youthworks

Austin

$700,000

 

Community Development Corporation of Brownsville

Brownsville

$400,000

Virginia

Employment Resources Incorporated (ERI)

Fredericksburg

$700,000

Washington

Nooksack Indian Tribe

Deming

$400,000

West Virginia

Southern Appalachian Labor School

Kincaid

$700,000

 

Human Resources Development and Employment, Inc.

Morgantown

$400,000

TOTAL  $45,460,000
    NOTE: Detailed State-by-State breakdown of individual grant recipients is available on the HUD website.

 

 
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