Housing Programs

  Community Development Block Grant Programs

The following programs are made possible through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds which is a federal program issued by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. 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.

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.

For more information about either home repair program, click here.

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.

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.