Home Repair & Rehabilitation
Repairing homes with an emphasis on health and safety issues.
- Benefiting low-and-moderate income persons
- Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight; or
- Meet other community development needs that pose a serious and immediate threat to the health and welfare of the community.
In addition, HUD’s consolidated plan rules delineate three goals for its CDBG program:
- Provide decent housing
- Establish and maintain a stable living environment
- Expand economic opportunities
The objective of this program is to conserve and expand Illinois’ housing stock to provide decent housing and a suitable living environment for low-and-moderate income individuals and persons with disabilities. Applications will be accepted by the funding source one time during the program year and on a competitive basis.
For the past several years, Crosswalk staff have written and administered several housing rehabilitation grants on behalf of local units of government. Eligible homeowners within designated areas can receive financial assistance in the form of deferred loans and grants. This program is designed to rehabilitate substandard homes with an emphasis on health and safety issues. Some typical repairs under this program include, but are not limited to, ramps, bathroom retrofit, and other items also with mobile and access needs.
Our Housing Team
Our Housing Team
Mobility and Accessibility Rehabilitation Services (MARS) Program
The objective of the MARS program component is to fund the rehabilitation of housing units for occupancy by persons with disabilities. Funding is provided through The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). Eligible persons with disabilities are pre-selected to receive rehabilitation assistance through this funding.