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Rock Island County Housing Finance Corporation Secures $7 Million in Funding for New Development and Housing Program

January 29th, 2022
Rock Island County Housing Finance Corporation Secures $7 Million in Funding for New Development and Housing Program

Amy Clark, CEO of Rock Island Housing Finance Corporation (RICHFC), a non-profit affiliate of the Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of R.I. County (GMAHA) is excited to announce the recent funding awards for a new multifamily housing development and a pilot homeownership program to serve residents of Rock Island County. The announcement comes after the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) approved various funding awards at their January 2022 Board Meeting. RICHFC received an award allocation of $5,137,992 in a National Housing Trust Fund Grant and a $859,485 State Housing Fund... Read More

Illinois Begins Evictions Again, But Project NOW Can Help Residents Stay In Their Homes

January 20th, 2022
Rock Island County Housing Finance Corporation Secures $7 Million in Funding for New Development and Housing Program

Project NOW has partnered with the 14th Judicial Circuit in Rock Island County, the Rock Island County Bar Association, Prairie State Legal Services, Inc., and the Salvation Army to develop an Eviction Diversion Program (EDP) which has been operating for months. The goal of the program is to keep tenants housed while ensuring that small business owners are reimbursed back rent. There is $1.3 million dollars available for tenants and property owners from Project NOW. All tenants and property owners are encouraged to apply for rental assistance as soon as possible as there is a delay in the processing... Read More

BREAKING: Covid Numbers Spiking Again In Rock Island County

July 30th, 2021
Rock Island County Housing Finance Corporation Secures $7 Million in Funding for New Development and Housing Program

BREAKING NEWS: Rock Island County Health Department released alarming new numbers for covid-19 cases today. According to the department, “Due to a 46.94% increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases over the last seven days, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now reports Rock Island County as having a substantial level of transmission of coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease. The county’s positivity rate also increased 2.59% to 6.82% over the last seven days. The number of hospital admissions also increased 50%. The CDC determines the level of transmission by... Read More

BREAKING: Great News For Covid Cases In Illinois, Quad-Cities!

June 23rd, 2021
Rock Island County Housing Finance Corporation Secures $7 Million in Funding for New Development and Housing Program

There’s been fantastic news in regard to covid cases in Illinois and the Quad-Cities! Yesterday, we reported that Genesis Health Systems was reporting no hospitalizations from covid. Today, the Rock Island County Health Department reports no new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases remains at 14,998. Currently, there are no patients hospitalized in the county with the virus. The total number of deaths remains at 333. “We are happy there are no new cases to report today,” said Nita Ludwig, administrator of the Rock Island County Health Department. “We feel that our vaccination... Read More

Rock Island County Covid Numbers Moving In The Right Direction

May 15th, 2021
Rock Island County Housing Finance Corporation Secures $7 Million in Funding for New Development and Housing Program

Covid numbers are going down in Rock Island County, but, the health department says, we must remain vigilant and use common sense to continue the numbers moving in the right direction. The Rock Island County Health Department reports the total number of deaths from the virus is now 320. In addition, the health department reports 26 new cases of COVID-19 Friday. The total number of cases is 14,737. The average age of newly infected people is 38. Currently, 23 patients are hospitalized in the county with the virus. The cases are: • 1 woman in her 70s • 2 women in their 50s • 5 women in... Read More

Getting Your Vaccine In Rock Island? Get A Free Concert Too!

April 13th, 2021
Rock Island County Housing Finance Corporation Secures $7 Million in Funding for New Development and Housing Program

If you get your Covid vaccine at the Rock Island County mass vaccination clinic in Milan between April 14 and May 20, there will be something special that’s literally music to your ears. Taking inspiration from famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s recent impromptu performance during his Covid vaccine observation period, the Rock Island County Health Department and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) are partnering to bring live music to the mass vaccination site at Camden Centre in Milan. “Vaccine Variations” is an initiative that arranges for one-hour performances by QCSO musicians starting April... Read More

I Sure As Hell Hope Rock Island County Board Knows What It’s Doing With The Courthouse

March 25th, 2021
Rock Island County Housing Finance Corporation Secures $7 Million in Funding for New Development and Housing Program

And so the saga sort-of, maybe, kinda, possibly, ends. Or not. We’ll see. The Rock Island County courthouse saga has gone on for a couple of years now, with the county wanting to demolish the building and repurpose the spot just off Centennial Bridge, and a growing number of citizens calling for it to be sold to local developer Joe Lemon, who has been trying to buy it for over a year. We at QuadCities.com have covered this issue extensively, and if you want to get more of the details, I encourage you to listen to my various QCUncut podcasts of a meeting about the issue, an interview... Read More

United Way Quad Cities Awards $275K in New Grants to Promote Racial Equity

February 26th, 2021
Rock Island County Housing Finance Corporation Secures $7 Million in Funding for New Development and Housing Program

On Friday, United Way Quad Cities announced it has awarded $275,000 in grants to local organizations to help reduce and prevent racial inequities in education, income and health. The new “United for Equity” grants will help 25 nonprofits, grassroots organizations and social entrepreneurs provide access and opportunity to people of color in the Quad Cities by focusing on three primary goals — empowering the next generation, strengthening families, and educating and equipping the community. “In these turbulent times, issues of racial equity and social justice have been magnified. And, our... Read More

BREAKING: New Deadlier Covid-19 Strain Found In Rock Island

February 11th, 2021
Rock Island County Housing Finance Corporation Secures $7 Million in Funding for New Development and Housing Program

BREAKING NEWS: A Rock Island person is the first to be infected with the new, more deadly strain of the South African COVID-19 variant Thursday, Illinois Department of Public Health officials announced tonight. The variant B.1.351, was found in a Rock Island resident, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. It’s not yet known how the person contracted the disease. “We expected to see more cases of variants detected in Illinois, including the B.1.351 strain,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike in a release. “These variants seem to spread more rapidly, which can lead... Read More

Next Illinois Q-C Covid Vaccine Clinic Will be at TaxSlayer Tuesday, Feb. 9

February 5th, 2021
Rock Island County Housing Finance Corporation Secures $7 Million in Funding for New Development and Housing Program

Because of predicted cold temperatures, the weekly Covid vaccine clinic run by Rock Island County Health Department for Tuesday, Feb. 9, will be inside the TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline. Vaccine distribution priority groups are Phase 1A and Phase 1B in Illinois, and the health department typically has a Tuesday drive-through clinic at Greater Quad City Auto Auction, 4015 78th Ave., Milan. Those seeking their first dose may visit the RICHD Facebook page or website at 10 a.m. each Friday for a link to reserve an appointment. Those seeking their second dose may visit the same sites... Read More