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Woodlawn Long-Term Homeowner Repair Grant Program

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Program Overview

The Woodlawn Long-Term Homeowner Repair Grant Program provides eligible homeowners in the Woodlawn neighborhood with up to $20,000 for exterior home repairs and costs.

Eligible home repairs include - but are not limited to - roofs, windows, entryways, porches and masonry. Up to 30 percent of the total grant amount may be used for interior health and safety improvements, including repairs to heating, electrical and plumbing systems.
Note: The $20,000 includes architectural, permit, and other costs.


Applications will be available January 3, 2022 at noon.


General Eligibility Requirements

Homeowners must meet the following requirements to be eligible for a grant:

  • Property located in the Woodlawn community
  • 1-4 unit property, owner occupied and primary residence
  • No overdue water bill or parking tickets
  • No current grant lien on property, unless it’s over five years old
  • No previous MMRP / Target Block Grant in the past five years
  • Owned and lived in the property for the past five years
  • Current on property taxes
  • Not in foreclosure


Income Eligibility

All household members 18 years and older must not exceed the following income guidelines:

City of Chicago Area Median Income Chart:

Maximum eligible gross incomes are shown for household sizes in chart below.

Household Size12345678
120% AMI$78,360$89,520$100,680$111,840$120,840$129,840$138,720$147,720