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State announces $309 million program to assist homeowners affected by COVID-19

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) announced Wednesday, March 30, that the Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF) will open on April 11 to help homeowners who have fallen behind on mortgage payments and related housing expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31.

Eligible households will be able to apply for up to $30,000 in free assistance to pay past due mortgage payments, property taxes, property insurance and delinquent homeowner and/or condo association fees.

Homeowners in need of assistance can find more information on program eligibility and . . .

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Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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