CHICAGO (AP) -- The Illinois Housing Development Authority says it's distributed all of the state's federal stimulus money for affordable housing.
The authority says the money has enabled construction to begin on nearly 5,500 affordable rental homes. The projects have created more than 4,800 jobs statewide.
The state received $359 million in federal stimulus funding to create affordable rental housing. It's been distributing the money over the last year.
The affordable housing developments range from new apartments for homeless veterans in Chicago to rent-to-own single-family homes in Granite City in southern Illinois.
The funding came from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Treasury Department.
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