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4/16/2020

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 Pritzker Administration Awards $11 million in Home Rehabilitation Grants

The Single Family Rehabilitation Program Provides Grants to Low-Income Homeowners to Make Necessary Repairs

CHICAGO The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) Board of Directors awarded $11 million to 25 local governments and non-profit organizations to assist low- and very low-income homeowners with necessary home repairs. Awarded via a competitive application process under the state's Single Family Rehabilitation (SFR) Program, the funding will allow grantees to establish local repair programs to help homeowners within their communities as they make housing and safety repairs. This round of funding is projected to assist at least 326 households.

"For various reasons, successful homeowners can suddenly find themselves on fixed incomes and unable to handle critical home repairs," said IHDA Executive Director Kristin Faust. "Everyone deserves to have peace of mind in a safe and comfortable home, and the SFR program allows local governments and their non-profit partners the opportunity to help homeowners in their community make the necessary repairs that allow them to stay in their homes."

The SFR program provides forgivable loans of up to $45,000 per household to assist homeowners in making necessary repairs to remove documented health and safety hazards that undermine the integrity of their home. Eligible repairs can address roofing, flooring, electrical, plumbing, siding and other code or safety issues with the property. In addition, a second option is available that allows homeowners to address only the roof of their home if no other health or safety issues are present. The Roof Only Option (SFR-R) offers up to $16,500 to mitigate against further roof damage and deterioration so that the property is insurable. Funding for the program comes from the Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

New to this round, grantees may also apply for additional funding in the form of a Disaster Contingency Award (DCA). The purpose of the DCA is to provide grantees with additional rehab assistance in the event of a state or federal disaster proclamation. Additional DCA funding will remain available to SFR grantees who may apply for funds in the event of a future state or federally declared disaster.

The IHDA Board approved the following grantees to receive Single Family Rehabilitation Program funds. Households can apply for SFR grants by contacting one of the funded grantees that serves their community. Grantees will provide more information on the application process and household eligibility.

Single Family Rehabilitation Round 3 Grantees

ApplicantTarget AreaAward
BCMW Community ServicesBond, Clinton, Marion and Washington Counties$584,000
City of BloomingtonMcLean County$444,000
City of DecaturCity of Decatur$470,000
City of GalesburgCity of Galesburg$470,000
City of HerrinCity of Herrin$400,500
City of MarionCity of Marion$330,000
City of MolineCities of Moline, East Moline and Silvis$416,500
City of Mount OliveCity of Mount Olive$472,500
City of RockfordCity of Rockford$520,000
Coles County Regional PlanningCity of Charleston$472,500
Community Contacts Inc.Kane County (excluding cities of Aurora, Hampshire, Huntley and Montgomery)$470,000
Community Partners for Affordable HousingLake County and the City of Evanston$482,000
Community Service Council of Northern Will CountyWill County$225,000
N.I.C.A.A.*Stephenson and Jo Daviess Counties$648,500
North West Housing PartnershipSuburban Cook County$460,000
NW HomeStart, Inc.Boone and Winnebago Counties (excluding City of Rockford)$548,500
Project NOW, Inc. Community Action AgencyRock Island, Henry and Mercer Counties$283,500
Rock Island Economic Growth CorporationRock Island, Whiteside, Carroll, Jo Daviess and Ogle Counties$650,000
South Suburban Land Bank Development Authority*Sauk Village$300,000
The Neighbor ProjectCity and Township of Aurora in Kane County and Village of Montgomery$360,000
Village of OlmstedVillage of Olmsted$323,500
Village of PhoenixVillage of Phoenix$360,000
Village of ValierVillage of Valier$240,000
Western Egyptian EOC, Inc.Jackson, Monroe, Perry and Randolph Counties$465,000
Will County Center of Community ConcernsWill County$604,000
Total $11,000,000

*Received $100,000 Disaster Contingency Award in addition to SFR

 

About the Illinois Housing Development Authority
IHDA (www.ihda.org) is a self-supporting state agency that finances the creation and the preservation of affordable housing across Illinois. Since its creation in 1967, IHDA has allocated $18 billion and financed approximately 255,000 affordable housing units for residents of Illinois.