Villa celebrates $600,000 in home improvement grants in Kane and Kendall counties

WEST CHICAGO – To help low-income homeowners with needed repairs, State Senator Karina Villa was pleased to see the Home Repair and Accessibility Program will provide $600,000 to The Neighbor Project in Kane and Kendall counties.

“Every family in Illinois deserves to have a home that is safe and warm,” said Villa (D-West Chicago). “This funding will provide financial assistance for residents in Kane and Kendall counties who can’t afford the necessary repairs for their home.”

The grant program will help provide low-income homeowners with health, safety, accessibility and energy efficiency repairs to their homes. The funding is designed to serve underfunded communities and ensure residents are able to stay in their homes.

The Neighbor Project  has a mission to help people escape debt, save money and purchase a home so they may become active participants in their communities. The Neighbor Project was formed in 2018 when the Joseph Corporation and Emmanuel House merged together. They offer home repairs and foreclosure prevention, a homebuyer education program, a networked savings program and have helped many members of their community find a permanent home.

“The Neighbor Project is a wonderful program that has helped many community members find and upkeep their homes,” Villa said. “I encourage anyone who cannot afford structural repairs to their home, or who are looking for financial assistance, to reach out to The Neighbor Project.”

Those interested in applying for assistance from The Neighbor Project can apply here. More information on eligibility and a list of grant recipients can be found here.