This program allows families who meet HUD income eligibility guidelines to apply for assistance to repair areas in their home which have been identified as a potential threat to the maintenance of the residence and are not in compliance with HUD's Housing Quality Standards and local code requirements. As inspection is performed by a qualified member of our staff and determination of feasibility is then evaluated. The home must be the principal residence of the owner and the owner must agree to the terms of assistance.
Small Rental Properties Program
The Small Rentals Properties Program assists property owners who rent out property within the City of Kankakee and whose tenants meet HUD eligibility guidelines. The program affords small rental property owners the opportunity to bring their properties into compliance with HUD's Housing Quality standards and local code requirements. Projects may range from a single family home to a multi-building project with a total of 11 or fewer units. The property owner must agree to the terms of assistance.
Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
The Lead Poisoning Prevention Program focuses on residences within the City of Kankakee built before 1978 that may contain lead based paint. The program affords property owners the opportunity to have their properties inspected and if lead is found, have these properties mitigated of any lead hazard. HUD income eligibility guidelines must be met.
Emergency Repair Program
The Emergency Repair Program is available to those residents in Kankakee who have been assessed and determined to have a health or safety hazard within the structure of the residence. The property owner must be HUD income eligibile guidelines and agree to the terms of assistance.
Homebuyer Assistance Program
Encourages families to have a greater stake in the community and helps underserved households to attain homeownership. Families interested in purchasing their first home may qualify for financial assistance towards their down payments costs if they meet the programs criteria.
Positively affects the quality of life of the residents of Kankakee through neighborhood development, including housing, economic development, and public services.
Pledge for Life Partnership Initiative
1 Stuart Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901