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. We work with local governments and non-profit organizations to offer programs that address vacant residential properties and the blight that usually follows to benefit communities. We also fund 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 and helping to create vibrancy in neighborhoods throughout Illinois.
Through our Abandoned Property Program and Blight Reduction Program we are helping communities turn vacant and blighted properties into assets and renewing the neighborhoods for overall community revitalization and stabilization. CLICK HERE for a side-by-side comparison of the programs to determine which is best suited for your community.
Abandoned Property Program (APP) Round 4 Applications
The Illinois Housing Development Authority (“IHDA”) is pleased to request applications for Round 4 of the Abandoned Property Program (“APP”). Under this program, IHDA will make grants to municipalities, counties, and land banks for the maintenance and demolition of abandoned residential properties within their jurisdictions to assist with revitalization efforts. Funds will be distributed throughout the state geographically, as determined by the enabling legislation.
To be eligible, applicants must be a municipality, county, or land bank located in the State of Illinois. Grant funds may be used for securing, maintaining, demolishing, or rehabilitating abandoned residential properties. Comprehensive eligibility requirements for properties and activities under this program are outlined by the Program Rules.
Maximum grant amounts are stated in the application. Applications will be ranked according to criteria set forth in the application. The highest ranking applications in each geographic set-aside will be awarded until funds are exhausted.
Applications are now available and will be accepted until Friday, December 21, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. CST. More information on the program, application process, and eligibility requirements can be found by visiting the APP FAQ or by viewing the Application Tutorial Webinar Slideshow and/or Recording. (Please note that to view the Recording, please use the password “November2018” to log in.)
Please direct any questions to APPinfo@ihda.org
The Land Bank Capacity Program (“LBCP”) and Technical Assistance Network (“TA Network”) was created in 2017 to help communities gain access to funding and technical assistance of land banks in the Downstate and southern portion of Illinois. Grant funds under LBCP may be used to offset the costs of creating and operating land banks; funds under TA Network may be used to provide technical assistance to LBCP eligible applicants.
Eligible applicants for LBCP must be a municipality, county, or land bank located in the Downstate region of Illinois. For the purpose of these programs, Downstate shall mean: all of Illinois but for counties included in the Chicago Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties).
The Authority will announce when it will next start accepting applications. Please check back here for further information. More information on the overall program, application process, and eligibility requirements can be found viewing the recording of the Land Bank Capacity Program and Technical Assistance Network Application Tutorial Webinar.
Please direct any questions to LBCPinfo@ihda.org
Funded by the Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund, HAP provides funding to units of local government and non-profit organizations throughout the State to provide home accessibility grants to their local constituency. These grants help people stay in their homes and prevent premature or unnecessary institutionalization of the elderly and people with disabilities.
IHDA does not directly fund homeowners. If you are a homeowner looking for repair funds, CLICK HERE for a listing of funded organizations that you may contact. For more information contact our Community Affairs Department at TFHAPinfo@ihda.org.
Funded by the Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund, SFR provides funding to units of local government and non-profit organizations throughout the State to help homeowners make necessary repairs to their homes. SFR applicants must be outside of the U.S. Department and Housing and Urban Development HOME Participating Jurisdictions. Therefore, this excludes the following geographic areas: Aurora, Chicago, Decatur, Evanston, Peoria, Rockford, Springfield, McHenry County; and the Consortia of Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, Madison County, St. Clair County, Urbana, and Will County.
IHDA does not directly fund homeowners. If you are a homeowner looking for rehabilitation funds, CLICK HERE for a listing of funded organizations that you may contact. You may also contact a housing counselor to help you understand what options are available to you.
For more information, please contact our Community Affairs Department at TFSFRinfo@ihda.org.