Revitalization and Repair Programs

Greening and Revitalization Efforts (City of Springfield)

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. 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 throughout Illinois

The Home Repair and Accessibility Program (HRAP) will assist low- and very low-income homeowners with funds for vital health and safety repairs and accessibility improvements. The program, through these activities, aims to preserve existing affordable housing stock, provide investment in disadvantaged communities, improve the health and well-being of occupants, and help low-income and disabled or mobility-impaired individuals remain in their homes.

Eligible homeowners may receive up to $45,000 in assistance for eligible repairs and/or accessibility improvements, while homeowners participating in the Roof Only option may receive up to $21,500. Assistance is provided to homeowners in the form of a 5- or 3-year forgivable loan. Please note, total household income must be at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) to be eligible for the program.

Homeowners must contact the grantee directly to see if they meet the program eligibility requirements. A network of grantees throughout the state administers this program; view the grantee list to see if there is a grantee serving your area.  Homeowners will also apply through their local grantee. Please note that funding and organizational capacity is limited, and many grantees will have a waiting list for applicants. Households residing in areas not currently served by HRAP are encouraged to contact a HUD-certified housing counseling agency to discuss their options beyond HRAP.

Due to limited program funding, not all eligible households will receive funding.

For more information, contact the Community Affairs Department at

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 for land banks in Illinois outside the Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Grant funds under LBCP may be used to offset the costs of creating and operating land banks.

Eligible applicants for LBCP must be a municipality, county, or land bank located outside the Chicago MSA. For the purpose of this program, outside the Chicago MSA shall mean all of Illinois but for Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties.

IHDA is currently accepting applications from existing LBCP Round 2 Grantees only for additional funding in Round 2 of the Land Bank Capacity Program. The Application Guide for this can be found here.

The Authority will announce when it will next start accepting applications for future program rounds. Please check back here for further information.

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Land Bank Capacity Program and Technical Assistance Network Documents

Funded by the Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund, the Home Accessibility Program (HAP) funds units of local governments and nonprofit organizations who will assist income-eligible households (elderly with a physical limitation or persons with disabilities) with repairs to remain in their homes by improving accessibility and safety. Eligible households may receive up to $25,000 in assistance for the rehabilitation of their home. Assistance is provided as a five-year forgivable loan.

IHDA does not directly fund homeowners. If you are a homeowner or renter looking for repair funds, CLICK HERE for a listing of funded organizations that you may contact.

Please click the link below to access the HAP Flyer:

For more information, please contact our Community Affairs Department at

Home Accessibility Program: Frequently Asked Questions

The SCP Program provides grant funds to municipalities, counties, and land banks to address affordable housing needs and community revitalization efforts. SCP will return vacant residential properties to productive and taxable use through rehabilitation and provide funds for demolition in cases where properties are beyond repair and negatively impacting neighboring residences. As a result, SCP has the potential to increase property values, create jobs, help reduce crime, generate additional tax revenue, and attract further community investment. By enabling greater revitalization opportunities, SCP will preserve existing affordable housing stock that is often in city centers and in proximity to community amenities (schools, parks, medical facilities, shopping, jobs, and transportation), and encourage further investment and revitalization.

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) is pleased to announce its Request for Applications (RFA) for the Strong Communities Program (SCP).

Eligible applicants for SCP must be a municipality, county, or land bank located in the State of Illinois. A county or municipality may join with other counties/municipalities and submit a single application; however, each county/municipality may only apply once per funding round.

Applicants for the Strong Communities Program (SCP) RFA must use this link ( to apply. The Application Guide for this RFA can be found here.

  • Completed applications will be accepted up to the deadline of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2023. No hard copies will be accepted.

IHDA will be hosting an Application Tutorial Webinar for this RFA to discuss the application process and general program details. This will include an interactive Q&A session. Registration details for the webinar are listed below:

Strong Communities Program: Round 2 Application Tutorial Webinar

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. Central Daylight Time
Webinar Number: 2450 729 4827
Event Number/Access Code: 177 335 1776
Webinar password: 8cPYmPhWD27
Join by phone: 312-535-8110 United States Toll (Chicago)
Access code: 2450 729 4827
Link to Webinar:

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