The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) has awarded the city of Rock Island $300,000 to participate in the Home Repair and Accessibility Program.

Nichole Mata, Community Development Manager for Rock Island, said Thursday the program
assists low-income homeowners with health, safety and energy-efficiency home repairs and accessibility improvements. Assistance is provided as a five-year forgivable loan, according to a city release.

“Receiving this important grant from IDHA will allow the city to continue to advance its ambitious housing rehabilitation agenda,” Mata said. There are three program components:

  • The Single Family Rehabilitation Program allows eligible homeowners to receive necessary home repairs and remove health and safety hazards in the home.
  • The Single Family Rehabilitation Program with roof-only option allows eligible homeowners to receive repairs to their roof, soffits, gutters and downspouts.
  • The Single Family Rehabilitation Program for accessibility projects assists homeowners who are eligible for accessibility improvements and removes health and safety hazards from their home.

City staff will be working with IHDA in January to develop an application process.