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Wheaton Housing Commission discusses programs for needy residents

By Andy Jennings | Jan 5, 2016

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A recent meeting of the Wheaton Housing Commission included a presentation by Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Dave Neary and others from the group talked about the group's 25-year legacy of building homes for the needy, as well the group’s engagement with the Chicagoland Community, including specific programs that impact DuPage County.

The commission also heard presentations on the Neighborhood Revitalization Council, which identifies needs within specific communities, and the Brush with Kindness program, which provides home repairs for needy households.

The commission also approved a cost-of-living adjustment for Wheaton's housing assistance program, a move that would make more local residents eligible.

The Wheaton Housing Commission, established in 1972, advises the City Council on housing-related matters. The commission also oversees the city-funded Senior Housing Assistance Program, which provides monthly financial assistance for eligible Wheaton residents age 65 or older.

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