HUD grant provides funding for 10 housing authorities in Illinois

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CHICAGO (AP) - Agencies across Illinois are receiving more than $2 million in federal grants to help seniors, people with disabilities and families living in assisted housing to live more independent lives.

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth announced the grants from the U.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development.

About $1 million will be split between 10 housing authorities to provide counseling and advice to current and prospective tenants about property maintenance and financial matters.