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Grant Programs

Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS) receives funds from the City of Chicago, Cook County, and others to provide grants to eligible homeowners to improve the health, safety, affordability, and functionality of their homes. Grants are available for low-to-moderate income households in targeted areas of Chicago for specific categories of repairs or other needs (e.g. exterior rehab or flood prevention). Each year a limited number of grants are available for each program. Please click on the programs below for more information on application dates, requirements, and to see if you qualify for the grant.

NHS Chicago's Grant Programs

City of Chicago

Target Block Program

The Target Block grant covers exterior home repairs. Eligible Areas:  Avalon Park, Chatham, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Gage Park, Greater Grand Crossing, West Humboldt Park, Woodlawn, or North Lawndale. Check if your home is located in an eligible area.

MMRP Targeted Areas Grant

The MMRP grant is for energy efficiency related repairs designed to help homeowners save on their energy bills. Please see MMRP 2018 to see a list of the City’s designated MMRP Target Areas. Check if your home is located in an eligible MMRP area.

606 Bloomingdale Trail Neighborhood Improvement Program Grant

The 606 Bloomingdale Trail NIP grant covers exterior home repairs. Properties must be located in the area bounded by Dickens Avenue on the north, Le Moyne Street on the south, Rockwell Street on the east, and Harding Avenue on the west. Check if your home is located in the eligible area. Two public meetings to review this grant are scheduled for August 27th. Applications for this program will be available starting August 27th and will be accepted until 5pm CT on October 15, 2018. After that time interested homeowners will be placed on a waiting list.

* Homeowners, if eligible, can only apply for either the Target Block Grant OR the MMRP Targeted Areas Grant. See requirements pages for more details.

Cook County

Cook County Residential Resiliency Program

In April and May 2013 severe storms caused significant flooding and sewer backup to homes in suburban Cook County. One-time Residential Resiliency Program grants are available for affected homeowners. Eligible Area: Suburban Cook County directly impacted by flooding and sewer backup in Spring 2013.