Illinois Building Blocks Program Expands

March 30, 2013

Chicago Building Blocks ProgramAs a part of Governor Pat Quinn’s “Year of Homeownership” initiative, the Building Blocks program is expanding to include 10 additional communities. Now, even more low- to moderate-income households can benefit from up to $10,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance from the Illinois Housing Development Authority.

In addition to Berwyn, Chicago Heights, Maywood, Park Forest and South Holland, the Building Blocks program is now available in:

  • Belleville
  • Blue Island
  • Champaign
  • Cicero
  • Crest Hill
  • Joliet
  • Lockport
  • Lynwood
  • Melrose Park
  • Peoria

In the programs first year alone, more than 580 housing units were able to be assisted through loans and financial aid. In addition, many vacant homes have been rehabilitated through programs such as the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).

The expansion of this program along with recently released Case-Shiller numbers are just more positive signs for the recovering real estate market here in the Windy City.

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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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