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The Madison County HOME buyer Program is Now Open!

We are happy to announce that Madison County Community Development has received additional funding for our HOMEbuyer Program.  We will begin taking applications for our 5-year forgivable loans for down payment and closing costs immediately.

Applications for this program should be available through your local lender.  If you are not currently working with a lender, please use the link on this site for a list of local lenders who participate in this program and have the application package for it.  Applications are only taken through participating lenders.

A link is also provided on this site for a copy of the HOMEbuyer Program brochure, which explains the program in more detail.  You will note that an inspection and homebuyer counseling are required.  Lists of participating inspectors and approved counseling agencies are available through your lender or this office.

If you have any questions after looking over this information, please feel free to contact Karon Wolfe at 618-296-4385 or


 Madison County Community Development 

The Madison County Board established the Community Development department in 1975 to administer the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), a program created by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide Community Development Block Grant entitlement counties with resources to address a multitude of developmental needs.

In the following 40 years, Madison County Community Development has expanded its scope of operation to administer additional Federal, State of Illinois and local grant programs.  During the 2014 fiscal year, Madison County Community Development served as the administrator of more than 30 programs and a budget or more than $20.5 million, programs and monies that improved and enhanced the quality of life for county residents. 

Importantly, Madison County Community Development is committed to expanding economic opportunities, promoting affordable housing and suitable living environments, providing necessary emergency services and diligently working to alleviate conditions of poverty in Madison County.

Of particular significance is the positive economic impact Madison County Community Development administered programs.  In addition to directly and indirectly creating hundreds of jobs, countywide spending associated with Community Development administered programs effectively act as a stimulus helping to improve the economic viability of Madison County and its residents.

Trudy Bodenbach- 618-296-4379


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