The Housing Rehabilitation Program helps homeowners maintain their homes by providing funds to correct code violations and eliminate substandard living conditions. The program provides up to $20,000 in assistance in the form of a zero-interest, deferred-payment loan. No interest accrues on the loan, and no payments are due until the home is sold, the title is transferred, or the home no longer serves as the homeowner's principal residence. When any of these events occur, the loan is repaid. The program also provides homeowners up to $10,000 in assistance as a grant to address lead-based paint hazards. To qualify for the Housing Rehabilitation Program, homeowners must live in the Kane-Elgin Consortium Area**, meet Federal income limits (see table below), and have sufficient equity to cover the amount of the loan. For more information, call
Community Contacts at
847-697-8800 or go to
The Kane-Elgin Consortium Area does not include the municipalities of Aurora, Hampshire, Huntley, and Montgomery. Algonquin and Huntley homeowners should contact the McHenry County Housing Authority at 815-338-7752. Aurora homeowners should contact the City of Aurora's Division of Neighborhood Redevelopment at 630-256-3320. Housing rehabilitation assistance is not available to homeowners in Hampshire and Montgomery at this time.