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The Monroe Foundation is a publicly supported not-for-profit community and enterprise development intermediary. We seek to educate, link and fund community development projects within low-income communities in that State of Illinois.

The foundation supports small business start-ups and financing through lending partnerships with Marquette Bank, and US Bank. Our current supporters are Bank of America, Citibank, Marquette Bank, PNC Bank, US Bank, Field Foundation of Illinois, and Woods Fund of Chicago.

We also provide small business development seminars through the small business development “Boot Camp” Program, funded by a grant from Citibank.

The Monroe Foundation
1547 South Wolf Road
Hillside, IL 60162
Phone: 773-315-9720
Email: omonroe@themonroefoundation.org

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New Initiative: Introducing the Housing Counseling Corps

New Initiative: Introducing the Housing Counseling Corps

Housing Action Illinois is excited to bring together two of our programs—supporting housing counseling agencies and managing a network of AmeriCorps VISTA members—for a new initiative: the Housing Counseling Corps. We will place AmeriCorps VISTA members with agencies in need of new talent and HUD-certified housing counselors. After a year of service, these AmeriCorps members… Continue Reading

Tell Your U.S. Senators: Support $100 Million for Housing Counseling

Tell Your U.S. Senators: Support $100 Million for Housing Counseling

The U.S. House of Representatives supports $100 million for housing counseling in the Fiscal Year 2022 budget—now we need the U.S. Senate to do the same. We need to tell our U.S. Senators to support $100 million in funding for the HUD Housing Counseling Assistance program in the FY22 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and… Continue Reading