$550,000 Community Development Block Grant for Housing Rehabilitation

$550,000 Community Development Block Grant for Housing Rehabilitation

The City of Ottawa was awarded its first Community Development Block Grant for Housing Rehabilitation.  If a homeowner meet the guidelines, they may qualify for up to $50,000 in home repairs paid for by grant funds.  Initial letters were sent to residents in the designated project area, see the map.

At this time we are waiting for Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to send us a grant agreement.  Once the grant agreement is executed, a public meeting will be scheduled.  The public meeting will discuss details of the program and assist with the application process.   Another letter will be sent to residence informing them of the public meeting date and time. 

Construction of the selected homes is tentatively slated to begin in Summer of 2023. 

Any questions may be directed to Tami Koppen, City of Ottawa, by phone: 815-433-0161 ext.240, or email: tkoppen@cityofottawa.org