GROWTH takes a proactive approach to encourage home ownership to help it grow its home community of Rock Island, IL. In 2003, GROWTH partnered with the Development Association of Rock Island (DARI) and the City of Rock Island in order to offer a homebuyer assistance program for individuals and families wishing to buy a home within the city limits of Rock Island.
Through the Live-Work RI Program, funds can be provided to help with down payment and closing costs. Our program includes individualized counseling and an education workshop that will lead you through the process of selecting, purchasing, and maintaining a home. The program has been widely successful with more than 360 employees purchasing homes, and 49% of participating households relocating to Rock Island from outside communities.