Affordable housing workshops scheduled for March, April

Affordable housing workshops scheduled for March, April

By Bob Sampson, U of I Extension Communications Specialist

URBANA—Affordable Housing Development workshops will be offered in Illinois during April, sponsored by the Illinois Rural Housing Task Force, which includes University of Illinois Extension. The workshops will be in Carterville, Mattoon, and Bourbonnais.

“Housing issues in each community are unique in many ways and yet identical,” said Kathie Brown, U of I Extension community and economic development educator based in Macomb. “Every community in Illinois struggles with problems relating to the supply, affordability and quality of housing. The Illinois Rural Housing Task Force has worked with many communities on these very issues.”

At each workshop, successful development practices from around the state will be presented. The program is designed for local builder association members, local real estate brokers and agents, local mortgage lenders, zoning and community officials. The series is organized by the Governor’s Rural Affairs Council, Rural Partners, and member organizations of the Illinois Rural Housing Task Force.

Registration is $25 and may be completed by contacting the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, 518 Stipes Hall, Macomb, IL 61455-1390. Information: (309) 836-2084.

Dates and locations for programs

l April 2, Mattoon, Lake Land Community College

l April 23, Bourbonnais, University of Illinois Extension Unit Office

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