Residential Repair Program
The Department of Redevelopment, on behalf of the City of East Chicago, allocates a portion of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Grant (HOME) funds (granted by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)) to execute the Residential Repair Program (formerly known as the Single Family Rehabilitation Program). This program provides grants and loans to low and moderate income homeowners to enable them to rehabilitate their home in compliance with local and state housing code standards. Household income limits for these funding sources are prescribed yearly through HUD.
The Rehab Program addresses needs that cause health and safety conditions and code violations for the homeowners. Assistance covered by the program includes repairs to the:
- Electrical systems
- HVAC systems
- Plumbing systems
- Roof systems
- Safety systems
Eligible grant funds are limited to $7,500 per Homeowner. Amounts that exceed the grant will be incurred by the homeowner as a low interest loan. The combined total of the Grant and Loan may not exceed $33,500. Up-front processing fees for the homeowner, which may be incorporated into the loan, may range up to $500. Assistance is limited to one time per owner-occupied residence. Contract sales purchases are excluded.
Applications for the Rehab Program are available at the offices of Department of Redevelopment located at:
400 E Chicago Avenue
East Chicago, IN 46312
You can also request and application be mailed to your location by request. Additional information about the Residential Repair Program may be obtained by calling 219-391-8513, Extension 229.