The Illinois Housing Development Authority announced the opening of the Home Repair and Accessibility Program this week. The program will assist low-income homeowners with health, safety, accessibility, and energy efficiency repairs to their home.
Learn more by reading the news story at the link below.
Here’s where you can apply!
The Home Repair and Accessibility Program (HRAP) will assist low- and very low-income homeowners with funds for vital health and safety repairs and accessibility improvements. The program, through these activities, aims to preserve existing affordable housing stock, provide investment in disadvantaged communities, improve the health and well-being of occupants, and help low-income and disabled or mobility-impaired individuals remain in their homes.
Eligible homeowners may receive up to $45,000 in assistance for eligible repairs and/or accessibility improvements, while homeowners participating in the Roof Only option may receive up to $21,500. Assistance is provided to homeowners in the form of a 5- or 3-year forgivable loan. Please note, total household income must be at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) to be eligible for the program.
Homeowners must contact the grantee directly to see if they meet the program eligibility requirements. A network of grantees throughout the state administers this program; view the grantee list to see if there is a grantee serving your area. Homeowners will also apply through their local grantee. Please note that funding and organizational capacity is limited, and many grantees will have a waiting list for applicants. Households residing in areas not currently served by HRAP are encouraged to contact a HUD-certified housing counseling agency to discuss their options beyond HRAP.
Due to limited program funding, not all eligible households will receive funding.
For more information, contact the Community Affairs Department at HRAPinfo@ihda.org.