For more information call Regina Gibson (312) 744-0070
EHAP is a program administered by the City of Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development (HED) that provides grants from $5,000 to $30,000 for very low-income owner occupants of one- to four-unit residential buildings for essential repairs. The program provides for the repair and/or replacement of heating systems, roofs and porches. The three components of EHAP are:
Eligible properties must be located in Chicago, habitable, owner-occupied, and not at risk of foreclosure. All applicants must be income eligible and can only receive a one-time service for roof and porch repair/replacement. Exception to the one-time assistance policy may be granted to homeowners who face heating emergencies even though they already have received roof or porch assistance.
Households earning 50% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI) are eligible to participate in the program. If the property is jointly owned, the total income of all owners shall be included and may not exceed this limit. The incomes of all adults, 18 and older, who reside in the property, are included to determine income eligibility.
If the owner sells, transfers title or no longer occupies the unit within one year of the grant, the owner will be required to pay back the grant in its entirety.