For More Information Contact:

Ashley Short, Executive Assistant

217-378-7100 Ext. 5028


Champaign, IL. June 18, 2021. The Housing Authority of Champaign County’s (HACC) is closed Friday for the first time in history to celebrate the brand-new U.S. holiday Juneteenth. Juneteenth commemorated the date when the last slaves learned they were free on June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas. This was nearly two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

“With this action, Champaign County can finally come together to celebrate and acknowledge Juneteenth for its significance in American history,” said Lily L. Walton, HACC’s Executive Director.

For more information, please contact the Housing Authority of Champaign County at (217) 378-7100.

About the Housing Authority of Champaign County: The Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC) is a municipal corporation organized according to the Illinois Housing Authority Act. The jurisdiction of HACC includes all incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county of Champaign, Illinois. In 2010, HACC became one of only 39 public housing authorities in the country to be designated as a Moving to Work (MTW) Agency. Today, HACC has had extensive development and management experience and developed over $100 million of new affordable housing through mixed financing methods. Besides, HACC has administered over 1,200 tenant-based vouchers, a homeownership program, and a rental assistance program for homeless veterans. HACC also administers a multitude of resident support and service programs under various HUD and non-HUD grants. 

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