Maximum income guidelines for the Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) will increase under a plan approved by City Council today.
The new guidelines will enable participation by families earning up to 80 percent of area median income, up from the previous 50 percent. The change will enable more families to participate in the program, said Andrew J. Mooney, commissioner of the Department of Housing and Economic Development, which administers EHAP.
EHAP provides grants to income-qualified property owners for the repair of roofs, porches and heating units. Property owners must live on site to be eligible to participate. Other restrictions also apply.
Residents interested in more information about EHAP can call 311 or the Department of Housing and Economic Development’s customer service line at (312) 744-3653.
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