April and May 2013 flood victims can receive grants
Low and moderate income residents of suburban Cook County who were affected by the storms and flooding in April and May 2013 may be eligible for a grant through the Residential Resilience Program.
The program is open to Cook County homeowners of owner-occupied, single-family homes who are considered low-to-moderate-income as a household earning up to 80 percent of the median income for the county as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The income ranges from $16,150 to $43,050 for a one-person household to $40,890 to $81,200 for an eight-person household. The grants will be up to $25,000 per property and must be used for cleanup from the flooding and installation of flood mitigating elements in case of future floods. Cleanup issues can range from backwater valve and overhead sewer repair to landscape grading, abatement of health hazards like mold, foundation repair and more.
Residents may be eligible for reimbursement for furnaces, boilers and hot water heaters but not for personal property like electronics or tools. Also, homeowners who already finished repairs to their home are not eligible for assistance or reimbursement.
More information on eligibility requirements, including detailed income eligibility, can be found on the Village of Bellwood website.