Service

Roof, Porch and Emergency Heating Repair Programs (formerly EHAP)

For more information call 312.744.3653

Two programs are available to assist with emergency home repairs. The Roof and Porch Repair Program and the Emergency Heating Repair Program help homeowners make improvements to their homes.

Roof and Porch Repair Program  Registration is currently closed.

The Roof and Porch Repair Program is administered through a lottery process. Registration for the 2017 Roof and Porch Repair Program will take place from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. 

Residents can register for the lottery by calling 311 or DPD customer service at 312.744.3653. Online registration will also be available on this web page. 

Registration does not guarantee participation in the program. A random lottery drawing will be held to select participants at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Preston Bradley Hall, 3rd Floor South. Seating is limited and participants are not required to be present at the time of the drawing.

Those selected will be formally notified by mail and their addresses and confirmation numbers will be posted on this page.

The addresses of selected participants and waiting list participants from 2016 are below. Addresses are in alpha-numeric order based on street name.

2016 Selected addresses

2016 Waiting list addresses

Emergency Heating Repair Program

Open enrollment for the Emergency Heating Repair Program runs from Nov.1 thru April 1. The program is currently closed and will reopen on Nov. 1, 2016.

Applicants
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 80% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI) are eligible to participate in the program. The total gross income of all owners and other household members shall be included and may not exceed this limit.  The gross 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 longer occupies the unit within one year of the grant, the owner will be required to pay the balance of the loan from the time of transfer to loan ending period date.

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