If your home is in need of some repairs, HomeStart works to connect you with area resources. When possible, we can help eligible homeowners with finding grant or loan programs to help with the needed repairs.
Home Improvement Options for Rural Areas
If you live within one of the many counties in Northern Illinois, you may qualify for the USDA’s Rural Development 504 Repair Loan option. Some advantages of this program include:
- 1% interest rate
- 20 year repayment
Applicants 62 years of age or older, may also qualify for grant funds under this program. For more information click on the USDA 504 FAQ in the right hand column.