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Need Your Roof Or Porch Fixed? Apply For City Grant To Get Your Home Fixed Thursday

The highly competitive program will only accept registrants for its lottery 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday. Winners will be picked in July.

Homes along Winnemac Avenue in Forest Glen on April 12, 2021.
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CHICAGO — The city of Roof and Porch Repair program opens — and closes — Thursday, allowing residents to apply to get city grants to help with repairs.

The highly competitive program will only accept registrants for its lottery 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday. A lottery drawing in July will determine who will receive the grants. For people who are picked, the city will fully repair a roof or porch up to $24,999.

There are three ways to register:

People who own and occupy residential buildings with one to four units are eligible for the program.

Eligible households must earn an income equal to or less than 80 percent of their area median income. For a one-person household, the income limit is $52,200. For a four-person houshold, the income limit is $74,550. View a complete table of household income limits here.

All registrants will be formally notified by mail of selection and addresses with confirmation numbers will be posted online within two weeks before the lottery.

Only one registration per address will be accepted. Homeowners can participate in the program only once.

For more information, call 312-744-3653 or visit the city’s website.

Learn more about the program in Chinese, Polish and Spanish.

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