Weatherproofing your home is simple and affordable and will make a difference in your winter heating bills. Programs are available to help low- and fixed-income customers with weatherproofing projects. People with financial difficulties are encouraged to take advantage of these programs to reduce their bills.
Community and Economic Development Association (CEDA)
Provides eligible households with home energy audits, insulation installation and other weatherization services. To apply, call CEDA at 800-571-CEDA (2332).
Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP)
The Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) is a City of Chicago program that provides grants to help low-income home owners make emergency home repairs. Grants are available to address dangerous, hazardous or life-threatening conditions in single-family properties. These include:
- Replacement of heating units or other heat-related repairs (utility service must be connected) and outdoor plumbing repairs;
- Roofing and unenclosed porch repairs.
For more information, call 311, the city's non-emergency information line.