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NAPERVILLE – The DuPage Habitat for Humanity is set to receive $400,000 thanks to the Illinois Housing Development Authority’s Home Repair and Accessibility Program supported by State Senator Laura Ellman.

“Habitat for Humanity is known for building beautiful modernized homes for our most vulnerable community members,” said Ellman (D–Naperville). “I’m glad to see such a hardworking organization receive this funding to continue to be a treasured resource in DuPage County.”

The Home Repair and Accessibility Program is designed to assist low-income families by providing funds to manage health, safety, accessibility and energy efficiency repairs to their homes. Eligible homeowners may receive up to $45,000 to cover necessary repairs through a five-year forgivable loan.

The grant program will be administered locally through 36 government and nonprofit organizations with experience administering homeowner rehabilitation assistance programs. To be eligible, homeowners must be current on their mortgage payments, be at or below 80% of the area median income based on household size, and the property must be a single-family residence.

“It is vital that those looking to make repairs to their homes, especially those looking to make accessibility and health-related upgrades, apply for this grant,” said Ellman. “Our most vulnerable community members are not always in the financial position to make these improvements themselves, but deserve to feel comfortable in their homes.”

More information on eligibility and a list of administering agencies can be found on IDHA’s website.