Revitalization And Repair Programs

SpringfieldGreening

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 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.

Please direct any questions to LBCPinfo@ihda.org

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.

For more information, please contact our Community Affairs Department at CAgeneralinquiries@ihda.org.

Home Accessibility Program: Frequently Asked Questions

Funded by the Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund, the Single-Family Rehabilitation Program (SFR) funds units of local governments and nonprofit organizations who will assist income eligible homeowners with repairs to their homes to remove health and safety hazards by providing funds to replace costly maintenance items. Eligible homeowners may receive up to $45,000 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 looking for funds, CLICK HERE for a listing of funded organizations that you may contact.

For more information, please contact our Community Affairs Department at CAgeneralinquiries@ihda.org.

Single Family Rehabilitation Program (SFR): 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 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).

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