Morning Minute: Illinois invests additional $5 million in military homeownership program

Welcome Home Heroes, an Illinois financing program that aims to make homeownership more affordable for military personnel and their families, is getting an additional $5 million in funding, Gov. Pat Quinn announced this week. To date, the program which is administered through the Illinois Housing Development Authority, has assisted 1,000 Illinois military families with down payment assistance.

Learn more about Welcome Home Heroes | Read media coverage

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It’s very encouraging’: Local foreclosure rates continue to drop – Belleville News-Democrat

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Home prices up almost 8 percent in first quarter – Crain’s Chicago Business


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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Senior Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Senior Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.

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