Owner-Occupied Single Family Rehabilitation
This program helps homeowners correct code violations and address long over-due repairs that affect the health or safety of their family. Improvements include basic structural repairs, roof, doors & windows, electrical, plumbing, heating and weatherization. Energy Star materials are required where applicable. Please download and complete the Home Repair Form to proceed.
City of Des Plaines
Home Repair Forgivable Loan
Maximum Loan Amount: $20,000
(1) Low to Moderate Income Homeowners
(2) Reside in City of Des Plaines
Village of Hoffman Estates
Single Family Rehab Silent Loan
Maximum Loan Amount: $25,000
(1) Low to Moderate Income Homeowners
(2) Reside in Village of Hoffman Estates
Single-Family Rehabilitation Program
North West Housing Partnership (NWHP) acquires homes in Bellwood, Berwyn, Forest Park, Maywood and Oak Park to rehab and affordably sell to qualified home buyers. Each potential buyer will work with the West Cook Housing Collaborative to be pre-qualified and to also receive $10,000 in down payment assistance. In addition, a buyer will need to attend housing counseling and receive a certificate. This can be done through NWHP or the West Cook Housing Collaborative. This program is provided in partnership with the IFF. For further information please contact Paula Bush via email or call (847) 969-0561. In addition to this program, NWHP buys foreclosed homes in various northwest suburban communities. They are then rehabbed and sold at affordable prices. For more information, call the office at 847-969-0561.
Suburban Cook County Residential Resilience Program
This program is being administered by the Cook County Department of Planning and Development within the Bureau of Economic Development. The program will assist income-qualified owners of single through 4 unit homes who reside in suburban Cook County with a one-time monetary grant to assist with flood remediation and mitigation. Residents are required to show evidence of damage incurred from the April/May 2013 flood. North West Housing Partnership is administering this program for all suburban Cook County communities west and north of 39th Street. Click on the link to see a copy of the program application and frequently asked questions. If you or family members reside south of this area in Cook County, please contact NHS at 773.329.4175. NWHP is accepting applications for new contractors interested in this program. Please see the Qualifications Information for further details.
Free Monthly Homebuyer Education Workshops
Learn how to receive and qualify for down payment assistance programs. Several are available including one from Barrington Bank and Trust for certain Northwest suburbs. Go to the WORKSHOPS page for more details. View the Down Payment Grant Available
Home Accessibility Program
The Home Accessibility Program (HAP) is now available in Cook, Kane and DuPage Counties and is being administered by NWHP. This program is funded by the Illinois Housing Development Authority to help homeowners address long over-due home accessibility issues that affect the health or safety of their families. Low Income Homeowners may qualify for a grant up to $25,000 in home modification, performed by professional contractors. Grant is forgivable after 5 years.
The North West Housing Partnership operates a “Handyman Program” for those who are 65+ and people 18+ with disabilities and in need of minor repairs to their home. This program is provided by the Northwest Suburban Housing Collaborative made up of the communities listed below. There is also a special program that includes home modification with a grant of up to $1,500 for qualified individuals.
This Program is only for residents of:
Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Mount Prospect, Palatine, and Rolling Meadows.
For additional information about the Senior Handyman Program call (847) 969 0561.
Handyman Program Forms and Additional Information
Housing Resources and Referrals
This is a list of affordable housing resources and referral agencies that may be helpful. For further information on any of the programs listed, please call NWHP at 847-969-0561.
A HUD-approved Housing Counseling agency.