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 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.
The Illinois Housing Development Authority (“IHDA”) is pleased to request applications for Round 5 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.
Applications are now available and will be accepted until Tuesday, February 16, 2021 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 listening to the recording or viewing the slide deck from the Application Tutorial Webinar that was held on 1/14/2021.
Please direct any questions about the Abandoned Property Program (APP) 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 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.
The Authority will announce when it will next start accepting applications. Please check back here for further information.
Please direct any questions to LBCPinfo@ihda.org
The Illinois Housing Development Authority (“IHDA”) is pleased to announce its request for applications for Round 3 of the Home Accessibility Program (HAP). Under this program, IHDA will make grants to units of local government and nonprofit organizations to assist income-qualified households (elderly with a physical limitation or persons with disabilities) to make necessary home repairs to tenant-occupied and owner-occupied properties to remove health and safety hazards in an effort to prevent premature or unnecessary institutionalization of elderly persons or persons with disabilities.
The application period is now closed. An Application Tutorial Webinar was held on January 20, 2021. More information on the program can be found by viewing the slide deck or listening to the recording from the Application Tutorial Webinar. For more information contact our Community Affairs Department at TFHAP3info@ihda.org.
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.
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. 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.
SFR is funded by the Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund and awards grants to units of local government and nonprofit organizations across the state to assist low-income homeowners with the rehabilitation of their home. New to SFR is the Disaster Contingency Award (“DCA”) which is a component of SFR and is available to participating grantees in need of additional repair assistance, following a state or federal disaster proclamation. For more information, you may contact our Community Affairs Department at TFSFRinfo@ihda.org.
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.
The Illinois Housing Development Authority (“IHDA”) is pleased to announce its request for applications for the Strong Communities Program (SCP). SCP 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 will increase property values, create jobs, help reduce crime, generate additional tax revenue and attract further community investment. It 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). CLICK HERE for a side-by-side comparison of the APP and SCP programs to determine which is best suited for your community.
The application period is now closed. An Application Tutorial Webinar was held on September 1, 2020. A recording of this webinar and the presentation slides can be found under the Strong Communities Program Documents below.
Please direct any questions to SCPinfo@ihda.org