DES PLAINES, Ill. –Aiming to make higher education in Illinois more affordable, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, recently passed legislation enabling community colleges to more easily develop affordable housing options for students.

“Having access to affordable housing can be the difference between pursuing a college degree and not even starting,” Moylan said. “We should be working to reduce barriers that prevent residents from entering college, and this proposal enables community colleges and their local communities to partner on this shared goal.”

The Moylan-supported House Bill 374 permits community colleges and local housing development authorities to develop affordable housing for students, and also enables local governments to partner with housing authorities and non-profit organizations to develop affordable housing for students. The bill aims to provide assistance to students with limited financial means in order for them to complete their college education. The legislation recently passed the House, and subsequently passed the Senate Higher Education Committee. It now awaits consideration from the full Senate.                                                                             

“Students who are seeking to better themselves through higher education should have that opportunity and not be limited by their financial status,” Moylan said. “This measure will provide positive, long-term impact for residents, and I encourage the Senate to pass it as soon as they can.”

For questions concerning the House Bill 374, state issues, other legislation or district matters, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent office at 847-635-6821 or email

Rep. Marty MoylanRep. Marty Moylan

(D-Des Plaines)
55th District

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