Senators Durbin, Kirk Announce Reopening Of Illinois Hardest Hit Program

Senators Durbin, Kirk Announce Reopening Of Illinois Hardest Hit Program (WRSP)

Illinois is reopening its mortgage assistance program to homeowners who struggle to pay, due to hardships.

Beginning August 1st, The Illinois Hardest Hit program will help people who have had an income reduction or other hardships.

They can apply to receive as much as $35,000 in assistance.

Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk helped announced the reopening of the program.

Durbin says Illinois has one of the worst foreclosure rates in the country, and with the program's reopening, homeowners will be given a second chance.

"We're gonna provide a helping hand, were gonna find some resources to people who are going through a tough transition. ultimately a foreclosured home is not just the family's program,its the neighborhoods problem, its the city's problem, its the state and nation's problem," Said Sen. Dick Durbin.

Both Senators lead the charge for these funds to be included in the Omnibus Appropriations bills for fiscal year 2016.

Illinois is one of 18 states that are eligible to apply for these funds.

For more information on the hardest hit program, Click HERE.

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