The City of South Beloit Receives Grant Award to Help Homeowners Make Necessary Repairs! Home Repair and Accessibility Program assists income-eligible homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes.

The City of South Beloit has been awarded a grant of $300,000 from the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) to participate in the Home Repair and Accessibility Program (HRAP), that will assist low-income homeowners as they make necessary repairs to their homes.

“The Home Repair and Accessibility Program will provide individual homeowners with up to $45,000 in forgivable assistance to make much needed repairs and accessibility improvements,” said South Beloit Mayor Tom Fitzgerald. “Improving the health and safety of South Beloit residents is a key priority and we are grateful to IHDA for this award to help our citizens.”

The Home Repair and Accessibility Program provides grants to units of local government and community-based organizations, which work to reserve and oversee forgivable loans for households within their community. Repairs including roofing, flooring, electrical, plumbing, siding, and other work to remove health and safety issues in the property are covered under the program. The program is available to homeowners with incomes at or below 80 percent of the area median income. This year a roof only option is available to eligible applicants.

“It is imperative our low-income and aging populations live in healthy, stable and safe homes so they can continue to reside in the communities and neighborhoods they have called home,” IHDA Executive Director Kristin Faust stated. “Illinois homeowners who have been delaying these vital and necessary repairs due to lack of funds should not hesitate and apply for assistance through HRAP today.”

If you are a homeowner in the City of South Beloit interested in applying for rehabilitation funds, pre-applications are available May 15th through May 31st, 2023 at South Beloit City Hall, Monday through Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Please note, City Hall will be closed Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.  For additional questions contact Tammy Scott at McMahon Associates (815) 636-9590 or email: