LISTEN: Jim Seaberg of the Community Investment Corporation of Decatur

LISTEN: Jim Seaberg of the Community Investment Corporation of Decatur

August 11, 2020 – Jim Seaberg of the Community Investment Corporation of Decatur joined Byers and Co to talk about the services they offer to the community and how they are helping to spread the word about a program with the Illinois Housing Development Authority where 30,000 people in Illinois will receive $5,000 in housing assistance.

LISTEN: Dale Colee

LISTEN: Dale Colee

August 11, 2020 – Dale Colee joined Byers and Co to talk about a poll about COVID-19 vaccinations and previews Pharmacy Facts with Friends that features Rita Colee, Brit Miller, and Dr. Bret Jerger.

 

Kroger Helps Educators, Parents with Extra Credit Wednesdays

Kroger Helps Educators, Parents with Extra Credit Wednesdays

Kroger has announced its first Teachers and Honorary Teachers savings event for this fall.  Through September 9th, 2020, school administrators, teachers, and parents who shop at Kroger on Wednesdays will save an extra 10% on the store’s general merchandise.  The savings event includes school supplies, games, sporting goods, games, housewares, craft supplies, apparel, and electronics.  In order to receive the Teachers and Honorary Teachers discount, customers shopping in-store or using Kroger Pickup need to use their shopper’s card on any Wednesday through the promotion and then request the discount while at the checkout.

If you would like more information regarding the discount, go to kroger.com

 

 

Decatur Housing Authority to Receive Funding in Round 2 of HUD CARES Act

Decatur Housing Authority to Receive Funding in Round 2 of HUD CARES Act

U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (R-Ill) announced today that the Department of Housing and Urban Development haw awarded another round of CARES Act funding for local public housing in Illinois’ 13th congressional district.  The amount of $1,128,834 will come through the CARES Act which Trump signed into law back in March.
The Decatur Housing Authority is set to receive $166,925 to support public housing agencies as they provide housing assistance to lower-income residents.  “Public housing authorities across the communities I represent serve some of our most vulnerable population and this supplemental funding will allow them to provide more assistance to low-income residents,” said Davis. “This is another example of the federal government supporting local communities during this crisis.”
Community Investment Corporation of Decatur Partners with Illinois Housing Development Authority for Rental Assistance

Community Investment Corporation of Decatur Partners with Illinois Housing Development Authority for Rental Assistance

The Community Investment Corporation of Decatur has partnered with the Illinois Housing Development Authority to connect residents to rental assistance applications starting today, August 10, 2020.  CICD is using current staff and also contract workers to help individuals as well as families in need of COVID-19 related rental assistance in the counties of Macon, DeWitt, Piatt, Moultrie, and Shelby.

$150 million dollars have been made available by the governor in the form of a $5,000 one-time rental assistance payment.  A randomized selection process will identify 30,000 residents after the application portal has closed. CICD staff will assist people with completing the process by phone or in-person.

“CICD is honored to partner with IHDA and be the lead agency in our community and area counties to assist those struggling to pay rent due to the impact of COVID-19 through this program”, says James Seaberg, CICD President. “Keeping individuals and families in their homes must be a priority and we are committed to helping those in need.”

The portal opened today and is open until August 21, 2020.  To access the application, go to www.era.ihda.org.  If you need help with the application process, call 1-866-316-1104.  The CIDC is located at 1059 W. Main Street in Decatur.