PEORIA — Central Illinois homeless assistance programs will share $1.8 million in federal funds, as part of more than $101 million in grants announced Wednesday.

The money comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care Program.

Locally, grant funds will include nearly $158,000 for Glendale Commons, operated by the South Side Office of Concern. The same agency's New Hope Apartments will receive about $253,000. Goodwill's Homes for Veterans program will receive nearly $172,000.

“The recent record-breaking cold temperatures felt across Illinois serve as a potent reminder of the importance of ensuring that all people have access to safe and reliable housing,” U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said in a prepared statement.

“Having a safe place to stay is an important first step for families to move forward with their lives," U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth added.