Housing Programs


  Community Development Block Grant Programs

SCIL Ramp Program

The City grants CDBG funds to the Springfield Center for Independent Living (SCIL) to provide disabled homeowners and renters with ramps and other modifications to increase accessibility and help them remain in their homes.

Minor Home Repair

The City grants CDBG funds for emergency correction of building code deficiencies and other minor repairs of single-family, owner-occupied dwellings to improve the condition of housing stock and keep homes safe and affordable. Examples of items which may be repaired are condemned furnaces, faulty wiring, or actively leaking roofs.

Major Home Repair

The City uses available HOME funds to subsidize the code rehabilitation of single-family dwelling units owned by qualifying low to moderate income families or individuals with a zero percent, deferred, forgivable loan; within low income census tracts. This program’s purpose is to improve the condition of housing stock and keep homes safe and affordable.

New Development of Affordable Housing

The City uses CDBG funds to finance the construction and or rehabilitation costs for affordable rental and homeowner units developed by Non-Profit housing providers that will offer safe and affordable housing to low to moderate income persons.

To learn more about these programs, please contact the Office of Planning and Economic Development at info@OPED.springfield.il.us or 217.789.2377.

 

  Tax Increment Financing District Programs

Enos Park and Far East TIF Exterior Rehabilitation Program

The City of Springfield’s Exterior Rehabilitation Program is a matching grant program that provides up to $15,000 of assistance to property owners of residential owner-occupied properties for permanent improvements within the Enos Park and the Far East Neighborhood TIF Districts. To learn more about this program, and to see if you qualify, click here.

First Responder and Veteran Home Purchase and New Construction Grant Programs

The City of Springfield has designated a portion of the Enos Park and Far East Neighborhood TIF Funds to provide grant assistance to first responders (Police and Fire) and veterans for an owner-occupied home purchase or new home construction in the Enos Park or Far East Neighborhoods. Recipients will be awarded 10% of the purchase price of the home up to $20,000.

To learn more about this program, and to see if you qualify, click here.

To learn more about these programs, please contact the Office of Planning and Economic Development at info@OPED.springfield.il.us or 217.789.2377.