Program aims to help Ill. veterans to buy homes
December 14, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- As many of the nation's troops prepare to head home from Iraq, Gov. Pat Quinn says he wants to make sure they and their families have a place to call home.
The governor launched a new program Wednesday called welcome home heroes. The program is designed to help assist Illinois veterans and service members buy a home. Those eligible for the program will receive a grant of up $10,000 to use towards their purchase.
"I don't think there is a better holiday present, Dhristmas present that we can give our veterans than to help them get a home," said Quinn.
Quinn says the program will also create more than 400 jobs throughout Illinois.
The Welcome Home Heroes application is free. For more information, visit www.ihda.org/homeowner/heroes.htm.
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