Now Accepting Applications for the Single Family Rehab Program

Single Family Rehab and Roof-Only Program Outline

HomeStart has funding available for homeowners of Boone and Winnebago County (excluding City of Rockford) through the Illinois Housing Development Authority Trust Fund for the Single Family Rehab Program with Roof Only Option.

With Roof Option Only option, eligible homeowners may address only the roof on their home if no other health and safety issues are present. The program offers assistance to mitigate roof damage and deterioration so the property is insurable. Eligible homeowners may receive up to $16,500 in assistance as a three-year forgivable loan.

The Single Family Rehabilitation program will assist income eligible homeowners to repair their homes and remove health and safety hazards by replacing costly maintenance items. Eligible homeowners may receive up to $45,000 in assistance as a five-year forgivable loan.

To qualify for this program, households must have annual income equal to or less than the following income guidelines:

 Houshold Size

1  $37,150
2  $42,450
3 $47,750 
4 $53,050 
5 $57,300 
6  $61,550
7  $65,800
8 $70,050

Grant recipients for this assistance are selected by a lottery system. Please fill out this form and fax it to 815-962-2650 or scan it and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be entered into the lottery system no later than Friday, June 28th, 2019.

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