The Chicago Department of Public Health has limited grant funding to assist low-income homeowners and landlords of affordable housing with eliminating lead hazards in their buildings. These programs offer between 50% and 100% of the funding needed to make the property lead-safe. Assistance is offered as grants, loans, or unforgivable loans. Eligibility varies based on the program, and can only be determined upon application. In general all properties must:
Single Family Homes/Properties with less than four units can qualify for up to 100% of the abatement costs, depending on the owner's income level and the number of units, if:
Download an application for the City of Chicago Homeowner Lead Abatement Financial Assistance Application for homes with less than 6 units.
Multi-family homes with four or more units can qualify for up to 75% of the abatement costs if:
For properties with four or more units, please contact CDPH at (312) 746-7834 for more information.