Springfield - On Wednesday Governor Quinn welcomed home a veteran.
The "Welcome Home Heroes" program has expanded, making it more affordable for military families to purchase homes.
The program runs through the Illinois Housing Development Authority, and offers down payment assistance, low interest mortgages and tax credits to military families.
New homeowner Jonas Hager, is excited to put roots down in Springfield. "Working here in Sangamon County it helps me feel closer to the community now that I have invested interest in this town."
Veterans do not need to be first time homeowners to qualify. To see a full list of qualifications click here.
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