Single Family Rehabilitation Program
The Single Family Rehabilitation Program provides funding up to $15,000 to eligible application-homeowners for home repair and improvements to correct code violations, address health and safety issues, provide accessibility improvements and fix system failures.
Note: There is no assurance
by the Community Development Commission of DuPage County that the maximum
allowable grant of $15,000 will be expended for the repair or rehabilitation of
any eligible applicant’s property.
requests are accepted by referral only.
Homeowners interested in receiving work through the single family rehab
program MUST be referred from one of the following programs:
DuPage County Programs including Weatherization and Senior
Services – Contact 630-407-6500.
Municipality for the purpose of addressing code violations – Contact the
Municipality the violation is from.
DuPage County Areas for the purpose of addressing code violations - Contact
For general questions, please contact 630-407-6500
of code violations cited by DuPage County or municipal code inspection,
with exceptions for driveway, sidewalk, garage, deck, and landscaping
issues as discussed below. Please
note that if the rehabilitation is funded with HOME Investment Partnership
program funds, all code violations must be able to be corrected within the
maximum loan amount or the rehabilitation will not be undertaken.
- Health and safety issues that put the household at
risk of injury or disease or that prevent the dwelling from receiving
assistance under the DuPage County Weatherization Program or prevent a unit
from receiving the maximum benefit of the Weatherization program
- Repair or replacement of the following components or
systems because of system failure, code violation, or recommendation through
a Weatherization assessment, not for cosmetic purposes. Quality of materials shall be those that can
be obtained at mid-level pricing
basements, and/or crawl spaces, (only for purposes of water sealing or moisture
removal). This program is not able to
deal with major foundation issues.
walls and siding
and roof systems
windows and window frames (shall meet the energy efficiency of, but not exceed
the quality of, windows installed under the DuPage County Weatherization
stairs and railings
walls, and ceilings (only if condition poses actual health & safety
threat: e.g. ceiling is coming down)
and septic systems
and sewer connections, if such service is available
to be performed must be eligible under applicable Federal regulations and shall
be for the purpose of providing greater accessibility or diminishment of
impairment for the severely disabled household member. It could include such items as, but not be
limited to, installation of wheelchair ramps, railings, bathroom grab bars,
accessible doorknobs, or a warning system for the hearing impaired. All work performed must fix a condition or
install a “fixture.”
construction of room additions, fireplaces, sheds, or garages
work beyond water sealing
and staining (unless condition of exterior paint is a code violation)
and counter tops
(unless medical or accessibility issue)
of swimming pools and/or pool liners
of damage covered by a homeowner’s insurance policy
or repair of appliances
cosmetic or convenience improvements
of previously done work
sidewalks, garages, decks, and driveways – if the combined total rehabilitation
cost of these items is greater than 25% of the total rehabilitation costs.
Page last updated 04/29/2022