Housing: Green Bungalow Information
The Chicago-style bungalow was developed in 1919 in response to a pressing demand for owner-occupied housing during a period of dynamic growth in Chicago’s population and economic base. To help preserve this element of Chicago's social and architectural history, the City created the Historic Chicago Bungalow Initiative.
The initiative is administered in conjunction with the not-for-profit Historic Chicago Bungalow Association.
Income Restricted Grants offering up to $5,000 for rehab work
Energy$avers matching grants of up to $4,000 for energy efficiency improvements
Free design guidelines to aid owners in maintaining the architectural character of their bungalows
Pattern Drawings that can assist owners, architects and contractors with typical projects
Monthly “How-To” seminars and hands-on workshops on topics related to Bungalow rehab and restoration
Bungalow Partners Resource Guide listing crafts people, vendors and specialists in Bungalow restoration, rehab and energy efficiency improvements
The quarterly newsletter “Inside the Belt” and an HCBA certificate and plaque
Member Incentive Program - special discounts on home improvement products and services
DPD mails information on possible financing and technical assistance to current and would-be owners of historic Chicago bungalows. The information includes details about purchase, restoration, modernization or enlargement of bungalows and other resources. Click the button below to begin online.
For additional benefits, combine your bungalow mortgage loan using either the City Mortgage or TaxSmart programs.
For more information or to get an application, contact::
Historic Chicago Bungalow Association
53 W. Jackson Blvd. #1122
Chicago, Illinois 60604