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NiReACH Board now accepting applications to fill vacancy

Winnebago County Board Chairman Joe Chiarelli is currently accepting applications for a Northern Illinois Regional Affordable Community Housing (NiReACH) board member following the resignation of board member Mustafa Abdall. This resignation opens up a vacancy on the NiReACH Board to fill the unexpired term through November 2024.

Northern Illinois Regional Affordable Community Housing works in partnership with local, state and federal organizations to build inspiring communities and provide supportive services to regional families. Staff administers housing and support for both Winnebago County Housing Authority (WCHA) and the Boone County Housing Authority (BCHA). The NiReACH Board is comprised of seven (7) commissioners appointed by the County Board Chairman with the advice and consent of the County Board. Every commissioner shall be a resident of the area of operation of the authority. There is no compensation for board members.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume and two (2) letters of recommendation to the Winnebago County Board Office, 404 Elm St, Rm 533, Rockford, Illinois 61101 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2023.

If there are any questions, please call the County Board Office at (815) 319-4225.