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About NI ReACH

Innovators in safe, stable and affordable housing

Northern Illinois Regional Affordable Community Housing (NI ReACH) is an innovator in safe, stable and affordable housing.

We work in partnership with local, state and federal organizations to build inspiring communities and provide supportive services to the families and neighborhoods we serve. Our staff administers housing and support for both Winnebago County Housing Authority (WCHA) and the Boone County Housing Authority (BCHA).

NI ReACH has administered

$80M in housing developments

since 2005 and has built and managed modern, well-maintained communities in Winnebago, Boone, Stephenson, Jo Daviess, and Ogle counties.

Family enjoying their new affordable home

In addition
to affordable housing

NI ReACH develops partnerships with nonprofits, service providers and community initiatives to positively impact residents in our community. NI ReACH has won multiple national awards for merit, achievement, and innovation, including designation as a high-performing agency by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Awards and Recognitions

We’re proud to be recognized as a leader in affordable community housing. Here are just a few awards and recognitions we have earned.

NI ReACH – Winnebago County Housing Authority

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – High Performing Housing Authority

2020: National Award of Merit in Resident and Client Services, Graduated Re-Entry Program – National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials

2018: Confluence Award for Effective Partnerships – Rockford Chamber of Commerce

2016: Development Award – NMA Housing Awards

2010: Elizabeth B. Wells Memorial Award to Board Chair Fred Wescott – National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials

2009: National Award of Merit in Administrative Innovation – National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials

2009: Outstanding Achievement for Creativity – Illinois Association of Housing Authorities

2007: National Award of Merit Program Innovation – National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials

2007: Excellence in Housing Award – NMA Housing Awards

2005: Outstanding Achievement in Resident Relations – Illinois Association of Housing Authorities

2000: National Award of Merit in Administrative Innovation – National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials

NI ReACH – Boone County Housing Authority

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – High Performing Housing Authority

2016: Award of Merit – National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials

Awards and Recognition