Senior Emergency Home Repair

The Senior Emergency Home Repair Program provides for emergency related health and safety home repair assistance for low-income homeowners, 65 years of age or older and/or physically disabled and 55 years of age or older. The City of East St. Louis, TIF Department offers home repair grant opportunities citywide for a limited number of seniors, who reside within the City of East St. Louis. Applicants must meet low-income guidelines and be owner occupants. The maximum Senior Emergency Repair Grant is up to $5,000. Grants are used to correct serious code violations and/or emergency repairs.


Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be at least 65 years of age or older and/or physically disabled and 55 years of age or older
  • Applicant must be very low income
  • Applicant must own and occupy the home
  • Applicant must not have received a prior rehab/repair grant from City Programs


Examples of Eligible Emergency Home Repairs:

  • Electrical systems
  • Furnaces
  • Plumbing
  • Roofs
  • Structural Repairs

Examples of Ineligible Repairs:

  • All household appliances
  • Any item that is “Lead-Based Paint” related and would require a risk assessment.
  • Carpeting
  • Concrete-work / Driveways
  • Kitchen Cabinets
  • Plaster / Drywall
  • Windows

Additional Information

For additional information regarding the Senior Emergency Home Repair Program, please contact:

TIF Department
301 River Park Drive
East St. Louis, IL 62201
Phone: 313-224-3461
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday