CHICAGO – With the winter season just around the corner, state Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, is highlighting the City of Chicago Department of Housing’s (DOH) Emergency Heating Repair Program (EHR) for the 2019 – 2020 winter season. The program aims to provide cost-free services to repair and replace heating systems for Chicago residents.
“Not everyone can afford to replace or repair different heating systems. Given that we just had a snow storm on Halloween, I wanted to take the time to highlight this program for residents who may need these services,” said LaPointe. “With the winter weather on its way, it’s important that homeowners take advantage of cost-saving and potentially life-saving services like the heating repair program.”
Rep. LaPointe is encouraging district residents to look into the Department of Housing’s (DOH) Emergency Heating Repair Program (EHR), which aims to provide cost-free heating unit repairs and replacements for families in need. The program is available to income-eligible Chicago homeowners on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible applicants must own and occupy a 1-to-4 unit residential property within the city limits. The property must be in habitable condition and not at risk of foreclosure.
For any homeowners interested in learning more, please visit https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/doh/provdrs/homeowners/svcs/roof–porch-and-emergency-heating-repair-programs. The open enrollment period runs from Nov. 1, 2019 to April 1, 2020.
“Illinois residents already have enough on their plate with regular maintenance and utility costs said LaPointe. “The hard-working families in my community have enough issues to deal with, and not knowing whether or not they will have working or safe heating units should not be one of them.”