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To be eligible for this program, applicants need to meet the following criteria:

  • A household whose gross income does not exceed 120% area median income (AMI)
  • Owner or renter of a single-family home or two–four-unit residential building
  • Live in suburban Cook County (outside of the City of Chicago) and within a high-risk zip code for pediatric lead poisoning or in a disadvantaged census tract as defined by the federal government.

Building Criteria*

In order to receive a home assessment through the program, homes must be:

  • Occupied
  • Maintained in structurally sound condition
  • Have active utilities (water, electric, gas)

*Acceptance into the program and completion of a home assessment does not guarantee the implementation of home upgrades; the program reserves the right not to move forward with repairs and upgrades on homes that do not meet the above criteria or whose total health and safety project needs exceed the per-home cap of $60,000. The per-home health and safety cap must cover all identified health and safety-related measures other than lead abatement. This cap is exclusive of any justified change orders that may arise over the course of construction, in the sole determination of the program.

Examples of health and safety-related measures, the total cost of which may not exceed the per-home cap in order to maintain eligibility for the program, include but are not limited to: asbestos abatement, mold remediation and associated repair costs, plumbing repairs, electrical wiring upgrades, bulk water mitigation strategies, porch repairs/rebuilds, gas leak repairs, and correcting improper venting.


Use the Lookup Tool below to confirm your eligibility.

Eligibility Lookup Tool

If you are unsure if you meet the eligibility requirements, fill out the enrollment form, and a team member will contact you to discuss the next steps.

Join the Waitlist

We’ve had tremendous interest in the program and the whole-home upgrades it provides for families in suburban Cook County. At this time, we’re no longer taking new applications. Interested residents are encouraged to join the program’s waitlist by completing the form below. We intend to enroll more families and households should additional funding become available.

Waitlist Form

Healthy Homes for Healthy Families -              Enrollment Application


Participant Contact Details

Participant Address

Participant Home Details

Household Size120% Area Median Income (AMI)
1 person $92,760
2 persons $105,960
3 persons $119,160
4 persons $132,360
5 persons $143,040
6 persons $153,600
7 persons $164,160
8 persons $174,720
9 persons $185,400
10 persons$195,960
By clicking “Submit,” you are confirming your approval for Elevate (Program Administrator) to contact you by phone, email, or mail about Healthy Homes for Healthy Families.