February 13, 2024

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) understands that investing in homes and communities across the state is an effective way to combat the ongoing effects of the housing crisis and assist with revitalization efforts. IDHA is funding programs that allow homeowners to make necessary repairs and accessibility improvements, allowing residents stay in their homes while improving the quality of single-family housing throughout Illinois

The Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund Home Repair Program (HAFHR) allows eligible homeowners the ability to address home maintenance needs that were delayed and exacerbated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible repairs will maintain the habitability of a home and prevent homeowner displacement.

Household income must be at or below 150% Average Median Income (AMI) based on household size. Households must certify a financial hardship after January 21, 2020, related to the COVID-19 pandemic. They must also own and occupy the home. Those who received HAF housing assistance are eligible to apply. The home repair grants will carry a 3-year forgivable recapture agreement.

HAFHR granted awards to selected grantees to make eligible critical home repairs up to $60,000 per household. Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials is on the list of grantees here. Interested homeowners should review the list and contact a grantee servicing your area.

Please note that funding and organizational capacity are limited, and many grantees will have a waiting list for applicants. Due to limited program funding, not all eligible households will receive funding.

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions document for additional information.

Funds are made possible through Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF), which was established under section 3206 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the ARP).

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