Roof, Porch and Emergency Heating Repair Programs

For more information call 312.744.3653

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, funds are available to income-eligible Chicago homeowners to make repairs on their roofs or porches. Interested parties must register in a lottery for a chance to apply for the funds. 

Registration for the 2020 Roof and Porch Program took place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Registration is now closed.

Registration does not guarantee participation in the program. A lottery drawing for all registrants will take place at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. Registrants do not need to be present at the drawing in order to be selected.

All who registered for the program will be mailed a postcard three to four weeks after the lottery informing them if they have been selected. A list of selected properties will be posted on this webpage in November.

2019 Selected Addresses
2019 Waiting List Addresses

Emergency Heating Repair Program

Open enrollment for the Emergancy Heating Repair Program runs from Nov. 1 thru April 1.

To initiatie the application process, homeowners can call DPD's customer service line at 312.744.3653, visit City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Room 1006, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday, or download the application packet, complete the forms and submit them as soon as possible.

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.

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