Roof, Porch and Emergency Heating Repair Programs
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The Roof and Porch Repair Program and the Emergency Heating Repair Program help homeowners make improvements to their homes.
Roof and Porch Repair Program
Each year, a limited amount of funds is available to income-eligible Chicago homeowners to make repairs to their roofs or porches. Interested parties must register in a lottery for a chance to receive the service.
Registration for the 2021 Roof and Porch Repair Program lottery closed at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2020.
The lottery drawing took place on Thursday, July 23, 2020 to determine who will receive the one-time service. The video is now available on the Department of Housing's YouTube page.
All who registered for the lottery will be informed of their status by mail three to four weeks after the drawing. Additionally, a list of selected properties for the 2021 program will be posted on this webpage in August.
A list of Frequently Asked Questions for those selected by the lottery is available for review.
Addresses selected for the 2021 program are available below.
Registration for the 2020 Roof and Porch Program took place on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Addresses selected are available below.
Emergency Heating Repair Program
New Start Date Announced for Emergency Heating Repair Program
Applications will be accepted starting on Nov.16, 2020 and continue until April 1, 2021.
The Emergency Heating Repair Program is a grant program available to income-eligible Chicago homeowners to repair or replace their furnaces. An application is available by calling 311, by request through the CHI311 app or by downloading the application packet at this link. Follow the instructions for detailed information on completing and submitting the forms and all required documents for processing.
Eligible properties must be located in Chicago, habitable, owner-occupied, and not at risk of foreclosure. The applicant's name must be listed on the deed to the property for a minimum of one year at the time of application. All applicants must be income eligible and can only receive a one-time service for roof and porch repair/replacement. Exception to the one-time assistance policy may be granted to homeowners who face heating emergencies even though they already have received roof or porch assistance.
Households earning 80% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI) are eligible to participate in the program. The total gross income of all owners and other household members shall be included and may not exceed this limit. The gross incomes of all adults, 18 and older, who reside in the property, are included to determine income eligibility.
If the owner sells, transfers title or longer occupies the unit within one year of the grant, the owner will be required to pay the balance of the loan from the time of transfer to loan ending period date.