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Historic Chicago Homes Get Energy Assistance

Jan 26, 2016 03:58PM

The nonprofit Historic Chicago Bungalow Association (HCBA), dedicated to helping homeowners maintain, preserve and adapt their unique Chicago bungalow home, is offering an Energy Savers Grant valued at $3,600 and free insulation and air sealing for bungalow and vintage homeowners in the city of Chicago. Weatherization services may include sealing cracks and drafts in the attic, basement and sidewalls; attic insulation; and weather stripping around windows and doors.

The program is designed to lower gas and electric bills, reduce drafts and increase comfort during cold winter and hot summer months, thus increase the value of the historic home. Applicants must own and occupy a single-family bungalow or vintage home in the city of Chicago and household income must be at or below 80 percent of area median income (AMI).

The Energy Savers Grant is available for a limited time on a first-come, first-served basis. Those that have received a grant from HCBA in the past may not be eligible for another. If health and safety issues are discovered during the assessment, they may ask the homeowner to resolve the issues before work can be done.

 

Apply and figure AMI at Tinyurl.com/BungalowApplication. For more information, call HCBA Grants Manager John Schulte at 312-675-0300, ext. 14, or email [email protected].