ROOF AND PORCH REPAIR
The Roof and Porch Repair Program (formally known as EHAP program) provide grants up to $24,999 to low-moderate income owner occupants of 1-4 unit residential buildings. The program is limited to the repair and/or replacement of roofs or porches. Remedies will commensurate to the level of damage determined by Department of Planning and Development (DPD) Rehab Construction Specialist upon inspection (assistance limited to funding availability). If homeowner(s) is eligible, assistance will be granted for one-service (roof or porch) only and for the life of the property.
How to Apply:
- Applicant(s) must completed application by the deadline date determined by DPD staff.
- Provide two (2) to three (3) photos of hazardous and dangerous conditions of property and
- Copy of documentation or cited violations from city officials
Household members gross income earning’s (including existing rental income, earning for minors and any other source of income) that total 80% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI) are eligible to participate in the program.
If the property is jointly owned, the total gross income of all owners shall be included and may not exceed 80% of AMI.
Current Gross (before deductions) Income Limits (2018)
|Household size||80 % Area Median Income (AMI)|
Applicant(s) must be on title to deed for at least one (1) year from date of application. Eligible owner-occupied property must be located in the city of Chicago, in habitable condition, one to four (1-4) property building, and is not at risk of foreclosure. NOTE: Condominiums, Commercial and Mixed-use units (apartment plus business or commercial units) do not qualify for program. Property that has received service in the past under the program (formerly known as EHAP) is not eligible to participate again.
All utilities must be current and the homeowner(s) must be on property deed (ownership) for a minimum of one year (1) at time of application. If the owner sells, transfers title, or no longer occupies the unit within one year of the grant service, the owner will be required to pay back a prorated amount of the funds.