The Department of Housing and Economic Development (HED) opens its Emergency Heating Repair Program for the winter heating season on Friday, Nov. 1.
The program, formerly known as EHAP, provides grants to income-eligible Chicago homeowners for the repair or replacement of inoperable heating systems.
To be eligible for assistance, owners of one-to four-unit properties must live in the building and meet income guidelines. The gross incomes of all adults 18 and older who reside in the property are included to determine income eligibility. Household income cannot exceed 80 percent of area median income, or $58,900 for a family of four. Other restrictions apply.
To start the application process, homeowners can call HED’s customer service line at 312-744-3653 or visit City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Room 1006, Chicago, Ill 60602 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Documents required with the application include proof of property ownership, household income, residency and insurance. Copies of a current mortgage statement, property tax bill and utility bills must also be provided. Applications are accepted through April 1.
Homeowners can also download a printable application at www.cityofchicago.org/hed. Completed forms and copies of all required documents can be mailed to or dropped off at the City Hall location. All applications must be received at HED’s downtown office or postmarked by Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
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