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Home News Governor Quinn Announces New Financing to Help More Military Families Afford Homeownership - Illinois Jobs Now! Financing to Help Additional 500 Families Buy a Home through “Welcome Home Heroes” Program

Governor Quinn Announces New Financing to Help More Military Families Afford Homeownership - Illinois Jobs Now! Financing to Help Additional 500 Families Buy a Home through “Welcome Home Heroes” Program

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WESTCHESTER – November 12, 2012. In honor of Veterans Day, Governor Pat Quinn announced the investment of an additional $5 million to the Welcome Home Heroes homebuyer financing package to make homeownership more affordable for more military families. This new Illinois Jobs Now! capital funding will allow an additional 500 military families to access a $10,000 forgivable grant toward the purchase of a new home, as well as a mortgage tax credit worth up to $20,000 over the life of the loan.





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A veteran’s family must request a United States flag.

A flag is provided at no cost to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased veteran. Generally, the flag is given to the next of kin. Only one flag may be provided per veteran. Upon the request of the family, an “Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes” (VA Form 21-2008) must be submitted along with a copy of the veteran’s discharge papers. Flags may be obtained from VA regional offices and most U.S. Post Offices.