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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 2018 Target Block Grant is currently closed. The grant may be renewed in 2019 pending available funding. Please check back early next year for updates.


MMRP Targeted Areas Grant

The 2018 MMRP Targeted Areas Grant is currently closed. The grant may be renewed in 2019 pending available funding. Please check back early next year for updates.


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 are available HERE 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.