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.
Registration for the 2017 Roof and Porch lottery took place from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016.
Registration does not guarantee automatic participation in the program. A random lottery drawing was held for registered participants on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Preston Bradley Hall, 3rd Floor South.
Those selected will be formally notified by mail. The addresses and confirmation numbers of selected participants and waiting list participants for 2017 are posted below. Addresses are in alpha-numeric order based on street name.
Note: Repair work for applicants selected from the Oct. 28, 2016 lottery will begin as soon as weather permits in late March or early April of 2017.
Emergency Heating Repair Program
Open enrollment for the Emergency Heating Repair Program runs from Nov.1 thru April 1.
To initiate the application process, homeowners can call DPD's customer service line at 312.744.3653, visit City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Room 1006, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday, or download the application packet, complete the forms and subnit them as soon as possible.
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.