Home Flooded in April & May 2013? Read This

July 31, 2016
The Residential Resilience Program (RRP) provides monetary assistance in the form of a grant to homeowners of owner-occupied, single-family homes (1-4units) whose residences were affected by severe storms and flooding that occurred throughout the Chicago area between April 2013 and May 2013 (referred to as the Presidentially Declared Disaster).

]The program is open to residents of suburban Cook County who are of low- to moderate-income defined as a household earning up to 80% of the area median income for Cook County, adjusted for size, as annually published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Priority will be given to those whose residences are within or adjacent to current or proposed efforts in flood mitigation and storm water management as undertaken by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. The current income limits are:


Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, Illinois HMFA


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Extr. Low-Income (30%)









Very Low-Income (50%)









Low-Income (80%)









Funds will be available up to $25,000 per Subject property. The funding will assist residents with cleanup from flooding and to help install flood mitigation elements to minimize future flooding. It is likely the majority of assistance will include backwater valves, overhead sewer and landscape grading. Other activities may include removal or abatement of any health hazard in the home such as mold, asbestos or lead-based paint; installation and/or replacement of sump pump and French drains; foundation wall repair; replacement of gutter, down spouts and, if needed, roofing; and rainwater capture and retention.

Examples of fixtures eligible for reimbursement may include furnace, boiler and hot water heater. Examples of personal property not eligible for reimbursement include TVs, computers, audio/visual equipment, exercise equipment, and hand and power tools. Homeowners who have already completed repairs are not eligible for assistance or reimbursement of incurred expenses.

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