Housing

Vision:

Mattoon has high-quality housing to meet the needs and budgets of families of all sizes and incomes including environmentally friendly and sustainable housing options.

Check out our Housing Matrix for available programs in our area.

Strategies:

  • Develop a residential TIF district
  • Offer economic incentives to build or rehab housing
  • Develop shovel-ready sites for housing
    Possible projects:
    – Work with the City on infrastructure for new homes
    Seek investors
    – Get support from local bankers and developers
    – Work with the City to donate land for development
    – Inventory possible locations for development
  • Offer assistance for home improvement in targeted city blocks/neighborhoods
  • Market housing development in Mattoon and incentives available
  • Expand the high school building trade program
  • Remodel upstairs of downtown Broadway buildings into apartments
  • Explore grant opportunities  with HUD and other agencies
  • Partner with Habitat for Humanity on building and remodeling homes
  • Clean-up / demolish rundown housing
  • Develop in-demand new housing
    Possible projects:
    – Build new townhomes
    – Build new subdivisions
    – Develop housing along the state route 45 corridor
  • Review and update zoning laws
  • Identify community programs that are potential partners