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:
Examples of Ineligible Repairs:
All household appliances
Any item that is “Lead-Based Paint” related and would require a risk assessment.
Concrete-work / Driveways
Plaster / Drywall
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