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 

ONE-DAY REGISTRATION DATE: Thursday, May 20, 2021

ONE-DAY LOTTERY REGISTRATION for the 2022 Roof and Porch Program’s service will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. promptly on Thursday, May 20, 2021 only. There are 3 ways to register: Online at www.chicago.gov/roofandporch, through the CHI311 Mobile App, or by calling the City’s 311 service line. Only one registration per address will be accepted.

REGISTRATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE AUTOMATIC PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM. The lottery drawing will be held virtually in July 2021. Registrants do not need to be present at the drawing to be selected. All registrants will be formally notified by mail of selection and their addresses with confirmation numbers will be posted online within two weeks from the lottery event. For more information call 312.744.3653.

The Roof and Porch Repair Program provides grants to owner-occupants of 1 to 4-unit residential buildings for improvements to their roof or porch. Chicago homeowners can register on May 20, 2021 for a chance to apply for the one-time service. Households earning 80% or below the area median income may be eligible to participate in the program. See chart below for income qualification.

 

 

2021 INCOME LIMITS

 

 

Household Size

50% AMI

60% AMI

65% AMI

80% AMI

1 person

$32,650

$39,180

$42,445

$52,200

2 people

$37,300

$44,760

$48,490

$59,650

3 people

$41,950

$50,340

$54,535

$67,100

4 people

$46,600

$55,920

$60,580

$74,550

5 people

$50,350

$60,420

$65,455

$80,550

6 people

$54,100

$64,920

$70,330

$86,500

7 people

$57,800 $69,360 $75,140 $92,450

8 people

$61,550 $73,860 $80,015 $98,450

9 people

$65,250 $78,300 $84,825 $104,370

10 people

$69,000 $82,800 $89,700 $110,334

 

Addresses selected for the 2021 program are available below.

2021 Selected Addresses
2021 Waiting List Addresses

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.

2020-21 Program Flyer | Arabic | Chinese | Hindi | Korean | Polish | Spanish

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. 

Applicants
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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