June 30, 2017

PEORIA, Ill. – State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, recently supported legislation that would protect a program that provides local municipalities with funding to care for foreclosed and abandoned properties. 

“For many years the city of Peoria has worked diligently to maintain abandoned properties across the city,” Gordon-Booth said. “In addition to reducing blight in our community, caring for abandoned homes also helps deter criminal activities and helps keep our community safe. This legislation will help ensure that Peoria continues to get funding to help them with these efforts.”

Gordon-Booth supported Senate Bill 647 which extends a fee that organizations, typically banks, involved in foreclosure proceedings pay to Foreclosure Prevention Fund and the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. The first fund helps the Department of Urban Development pay for programs that provide housing counseling for homeowners at risk of losing their homes. The other portion...

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