Home Repair Program

Formerly known as the Roof and Porch Repair Program, the Home Repair Program (HPR) provides grants to income-eligible homeowners to repair health and safety issues in the home. The program is open to residents who own and occupy a 1-to-4-unit residential property. To qualify, households must meet HUD income guidelines. The amount of financial assistance is based on household need and available funding. A site inspection will determine the scope of work needed and repair cost.

The program areas may include the following services. See below for current open application opportunities.

  • Roof or porch repair/replacement
  • Remediation of environmental health hazards, including mold, asbestos or lead remediation, flood control, air quality, and other environmental issues that may be deemed as unhealthy living conditions
  • Small accessibility improvements or repairs to households occupied by persons with disabilities

Income guidelines

Households earning up to 80 percent of area median income may be eligible to participate in the program. See chart below for income qualifications.

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The 2022 Roof and Porch Services

Registration for the 2022 Home Repair Program's Roof and Porch Services is closed.

DOH held a virtual lottery drawing for the 2022 program on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

During the lottery, DOH staff selected property addresses from those who signed up during the one-day registration on May 20, 2021. Selected addresses will have a chance to apply for one of the services covered under the program. If your address was selected, you will receive written notice of your status.

In case you missed it live, a replay of the event and a list of addresses selected for the 2022 program is available at www.chicago.gov/roofandporch

For more information call 312.744.3653.

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