Housing: Roof, Porch and Emergency Heating
For more information call 312.744.3653
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.
Each year, funds are available to income-eligible Chicago homeowners to make repairs on their roofs or porches. Interested parties must register in a lottery for a chance to apply for the funds.
Registration for the 2020 Roof and Porch Program will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Call 311 to sign up.
Registration does not guarantee automatic participation in the program. A lottery drawing will take place in October. Those selected will be formally notified by mail, and their addresses and confirmation numbers will be posted on this page.
Emergency Heating Repair Program
Open enrollment for the Emergency Heating Repair Program runs from Nov. 1 thru April 1.
Homeowners can call DPD's customer service line at 312.744.3653 for more information.
Eligible properties must be located in Chicago, habitable, owner-occupied, and not at risk of foreclosure. The applicant's name must be listed on the deed to the property for a minimum of one year at the time of application. 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.