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​The Community Development Group of the St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department is responsible for administering several grant programs including those related to capital improvements, new home construction, homebuyer assistance and housing rehabilitation.
 
Community Development Group Programs and Services:
  
Public Facilities (Infrastructure) Improvements - This program provides funding for public facility-type projects such as water and sewer facilities, fire equipment and trucks and street, sidewalk or storm drainage improvements. In addition, the program offers funding for community centers and waste treatment facilities to communities in St. Clair County. For more information contact Christina Anderson at 825-3218 (canderson@co.st-clair.il.us). The application process is for local governmental entities only.
 
Homebuyer Assistance ProgramThis program provides funds for a down payment and closing costs to eligible clients to purchase homes in eligible areas of St. Clair County. Homebuyer counseling is required. The Homebuyer Assistance Program is now accepting applications. For more information on the homebuyer program and required housing counseling contact Monique York at 618-825-3226 (myork@co.st-clair.il.us)
 
Housing Rehabilitation Forgivable Loan Program  -  This program makes forgivable loans available to eligible low-income persons to rehabilitate single-family owner-occupied properties in participating St. Clair County communities. Funds must be used for corrections or repairs to interior/exterior systems that threaten the health or safety of the occupants. This includes electrical, plumbing, and heating systems, roofing, painting, windows, and doors. Residents should call 825-3211. The Housing Rehabilitation Forgivable Loan Program is not accepting applications at this time. 
 
Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program - This program makes loans available to eligible low to moderate income persons to rehabilitate single-family owner occupied homes in participating St. Clair County communities. Up to $7,000 at 2.5 percent interest is available. Residents should call 825-3211. The application Process is open.
 
Emergency Grants – Provides grant funds up to $5,000 per household to eligible low income persons for the purpose of addressing any items that threaten the health or safety of the resident (i.e. roof, electric, plumbing, heating). Homes must be single family owner occupied properties in participating St. Clair County Communities. Total Gross Household Incomes cannot exceed 50% of area median. Proof of gross household income; ownership/residence; paid real estate taxes; insurance required to qualify. The application process is open.

 
Accessibility Grants – Provides grant funds up to $5,000 per household to eligible low income persons for the purpose of addressing any items that will allow the resident with a physical impairment accessibility to remain in their home (i.e. ramps, grab bars, walk in showers). Homes must be single family owner occupied properties in participating St. Clair County Communities. Total Gross Household Incomes cannot exceed 50% of area median. Proof of gross household income; ownership/residence; paid real estate taxes; insurance required to qualify. The application process is open.
 
The Housing Resource Center (HRC) is located at 19 Public Square, Suite 200 in Belleville. The center provides a centralized point of contact for all homeless persons in St. Clair County.
 
 
The center provides comprehensive services to the homeless through partnerships with St. Clair County public and non profit agencies. It serves as the first point of entry for the homeless to enter the Continuum of Care system. The Continuum of Care system is designed to provide all services that homeless persons may need including job training, job placement, shelter and support services.
 
Some of the programs offered are:
 
Eviction counseling
Housing Assistance
Housing Vouchers
Legal Aid Attorney
Emergency Shelter Referrals
Medical vouchers
Rental/Shelter Counseling
 
 
 
THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW
 USING THE "DOCUMENT" COLUMN  TO THE LEFT.
 
Program Year 2017 CAPER 
St. Clair County's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Grant Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) for  Program Year 2014 (October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014).
 
The St. Clair County Consolidated Plan for Program Years 2015-2019 was approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is available to the public.
 
The St. Clair County Assessment of Fair Housing was submitted to HUD as part of the PY 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and is available to the public.
 
The PY 2019 Annual Action Plan update to the PY 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan has been submitted to HUD and is available to the public at various locations listed in the Plan.
 
Final NSP Quarterly Status Reports has been submitted to HUD and is available to the the public.