SPRINGFIELD – Homeowners who need health, safety, accessibility, and energy efficiency repairs can receive assistance to improve their homes, State Senator Doris Turner announced.
“If you need a new roof, or your home has become inaccessible for you or a family member and you cannot afford the necessary repairs – this assistance is for you,” said Turner (D-Springfield). “Do not wait to apply. This program can be vital for your family.”
The Home Repair and Accessibility Program’s goal is to help maintain existing affordable housing stock, provide investment in underserved communities, improve the health and well-being of occupants, and help people with disabilities stay in their homes and communities. Eligible low-income homeowners may receive up to $45,000 to cover necessary repairs through a five-year, forgivable loan.
Areas in the 48th District that will receive funding include the City of Decatur, receiving $400,000, and the City of Springfield, which will receive $650,000.
“Individuals who are aging or have disabilities often lack the funds to make their homes safe, and accessible so they are forced to leave the communities they call home,” said Turner. “This is an investment in our neighborhoods and that will help people stay in their homes.”
More information on eligibility and a list of administering agencies can be found here.