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How Illinois residents can get emergency help for tornado disaster

By on December 16th, 2021

Tagged As: Housing Expert Tips

Tornado-damaged home north of Herrick, IL.
Tornado-damaged home north of Herrick, IL.
Photo by weather.gov

After damages caused by the December 10th tornadoes, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation naming 28 counties as disaster areas.

The included counties are: Bond, Cass, Champaign, Coles, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Greene, Grundy, Iroquois, Jackson, Jersey, Kankakee, Lawrence, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Pike, Sangamon, Shelby, Tazewell and Woodford County.

On December 14th, the federal government declared 13 Illinois counties that were hit by tornadoes as disaster areas, making them eligible for federal assistance.

The following counties were in the federal declaration: Bond, Cass, Coles, Effingham, Fayette, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Pike and Shelby County.

If you are in need of emergency services in Illinois:

Also, HUD is providing immediate foreclosure relief for families who have FHA insured mortgages and to Native American borrowers guaranteed under the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee program. For assistance, call your loan servicer or FHA’s Resource Center at 1-800-304-9320.

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Robin Lovelace

Robin Lovelace, Affordable Housing Online's Housing Policy Specialist, is a retired Housing Choice Voucher Policy Analyst. She worked for 17 years in various roles for housing authorities in the State of Indiana. Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Robin also writes fiction and has been published in various literary magazines. Her latest novella, Savonne, Not Vonny, won the 2019 Etchings Press Prize and in October of 2021, her short story Uncle, won the Marguerite McGlinn Prize for fiction.