Illinois is getting nearly 12-million dollars from the federal government to pay for housing for the disabled. Governor Pat Quinn and the U-S Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the funding. Quinn recently closed Jacksonville Developmental Center and says he'll continue moving people out of state institutions and into smaller group homes.
Quinn's office says the award money will make up to 825 apartments affordable for the disabled and those with special needs.
The award comes to Illinois after a competitive application process. The state received the third-largest award nationally.
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