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The Roof and Porch Repair Program and the Emergency Heating Repair Program help homeowners make improvements to their homes.
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.
An in-person or virtual lottery drawing for all registrants will take place at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2020 to determine who will receive the one-time service. Details about the event will be released by the end of June.
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.
Registration for the 2020 Roof and Porch Program took place on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Addresses selected are available below.
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.