Chicago’s Emergency Housing Assistance Program provides grants to low-income homeowners to repair roofs, porches and heating units that are in serious disrepair. To qualify, owners of 1- to 4-unit properties in Chicago must live in the property and have no other means to pay for the repairs. If the property is sold within one year of repair, the homeowner must repay the grantCity of Chicago Emergency Housing Assistance Program
To start the process and application call:
3-1-1 or 312-744-3653
Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development
Program Description: EHAP provides grants to low-income homeowners to repair roofs, porches and heating units that are in serious disrepair. Owners of 1-4 unit properties in Chicago must live in the property and have no other means to pay for the repairs. If the property is sold within one year of the repairs, the City will require the homeowner to repay the grant amount.
Heating Unit Repair/Replacement: From November 1 through March 31, improvements are limited to the repair and replacement of heating units. Applicants should bring the required documents to the Department of Housing and Economic Development to apply.
Roof and Porch Repair/Replacement Applicants must call Chicago’s City Services 311 or the Department of Housing and Economic Development’s (HED) customer service phone line (312) 744-3653 on January 2 at 9am-3pm or until capacity is reached to be placed on the intake list for services. Roof and porch repair and replacement will be performed between April 1 and October 31. Appointments will be given to applicants whose names are on the intake list only. HED will accept applicants based on available funding and the following eligibility requirements.
- All services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Assistance is limited to homes that have not received prior assistance through this program.
- Applicants must be owner-occupants and reside in the property for at least one year before applying for assistance.
|Household Size||Maximum Income|
|8 or more||$50,050|
* Income limits are based on the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Hud Metro Area (HMFA) median family income as of April 17, 2012, effective until superseded. Note: Income disclosure is needed for all owners on title and their income will be calculated as part of the household income. Department of Housing and Economic Development 121 North LaSalle Street 10th Floor Chicago, IL 60602 Call 311 for more information.