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Rockford building gets grant from HUD for service coordinator

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The Terrace in Rockford will receive $204,908 toward the hiring of a service coordinator to help support senior citizens and individuals with disabilities.

The funding comes from HUD's Multifamily Housing Service Coordinator Program, which gives grants to eligible owners of private housing developments that get rental subsidies from HUD to give housing to low-income individuals. The money will cover the salary, benefits, training, office space, equipment, and other related expenses needed to hire and retain a services coordinator.

"These service coordinators help us connect senior citizens and those living with disabilities with the services they need to live independently," HUD's Midwest Regional Administrator Antonio R. Riley said. "We're getting older as a nation and these grants go a long way toward ensuring these vulnerable populations are well served and allowed to age in place."

The grants will cover an initial three year period for the hiring of a service coordinator for the facility.

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