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01 Feb
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Public input sought in Rockford public housing revamp

A massive revamping of public housing units in the city is coming over the next several years, and Rockford Housing Authority is looking for community guidance. RHA Executive Director Ron Clewer says he looking for help from people willing to ...

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19 Jan
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“What are the mechanics of LIHTC allocation?” FAQ 5

  January 19, 2016   Why is this important? (Some of these questions may seem aggressive, yet they are in the context of the community and how they were asked.) Overall, the costs are being driven by the “just one more ...

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19 Jan
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The Transformation Plan

January 19, 2016 The Transformation Plan The Transformation Plan outlines a course of action to be executed over time. It will harness the energy and creativity of the community and make a substantial and visible difference to the neighborhood. Building a ...

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18 Jan
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“How does a developer get low income housing tax credits?” FAQ 4

January 18, 2016 Why is this important? (Some of these questions may seem aggressive, yet they are in the context of the community and how they were asked.) The process of allocating, awarding, and then claiming the LIHTC is complex and ...

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15 Jan
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“Who does the low income tax credit affect?” FAQ 3

January 15, 2016 Why is this important? (Some of these questions may seem aggressive, yet they are in the context of the community and how they were asked.) The LIHTC affects developers seeking to build low-income housing units by affecting ...

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14 Jan
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“Why use the low income housing tax credit to support housing development?” FAQ 2

January 14, 2016 Why is this important? (Some of these questions may seem aggressive, yet they are in the context of the community and how they were asked.) The Cost of the LIHTC are roughly a third of the size ...

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13 Jan
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“What is the low income housing tax credit?” FAQ 1

January 13, 2016 Why is this important? (Some of these questions may seem aggressive, yet they are in the context of the community and how they were asked.) The low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) provides an incentive for the development ...

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04 Jan
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Choice Neighborhoods – Ellis Heights Transformation

January 4, 2016 Below are two RRSTAR articles, the first from September 25th, 2015 and the second from January 20th, 2015. The Ellis Heights Transformational plan has guided progress; showing exactly how organized goals and action lead to positive results. I ...

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29 Dec
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A Message to the Community and City Council

December 29, 2015 Dear Members of the City Council, Our city has a problem with housing policy.  This problem – the concentration of poverty, segregation by race and huge divisions in the quality of neighborhood services – is not new, ...

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21 Dec
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Rockford Housing Authority 2016 Self-Sufficiency Plan

December 21, 2015 Rockford Housing Authority (RHA) receives $200,961 in 2016 Family Self-Sufficiency grants and approval of its new Family Self-Sufficiency Action Plan to expand opportunities for RHA residents to become self-sufficient. FSS is a HUD program that enables families ...

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