During this period of time surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that many of our customers are facing economic hardships, as well as uncertainty for the future. This webpage is to help provide our customers and Program Allies with helpful resources and information to help you get through this. We are all in this together, and we are here to help.
Ameren Illinois wants customers to know that resources are available to help them save energy and reduce their energy bills. Customers needing assistance with paying their bill should contact our customer care team at AmerenIllinois.com/Recovery for payment options. Ameren Illinois continues to work to serve your needs, while keeping our employees and customers safe.
Economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting residents in every corner of our state, from all walks of life. If you find yourself behind on your energy bill, we understand. There is a clear path to maintaining the essential electricity and natural gas services you need — now and in the future. For more information please visit AmerenIllinois.com/Recovery or AmerenIllinoisSavings.com/Recovery.
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FHFA Boosts Funds Available to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac for LIHTC Investments
WASHINGTON–Sept. 1, 2021–The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that it will increase by $350 million each the amount Fannie Mae and Freddie Mae can invest annually in low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) equity, effective immediately. Previously, each of the enterprises was capped at $500 million. The news release also stated that FHFA requires any investments above $425 million in a given year to be in markets it has identified as having difficulty attracting investors, marking an increase to 50% of the cap from the previous requirement of 40% of Fannie and Freddie’s cap that must be made to meet affordable housing objectives. The announcement was part of a broader initiative announced Wednesday by President Joe Biden’s administration to increase the supply of affordable housing.