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Neighborhood Development Programs

Eligibility Requirements and details for each program are listed in the brochures. Human Services also has several assistance programs.

Roof Replacement Program

The City provides financial assistance to replace roofs on single-family, owner-occupied homes located within the City of Rockford.

Applications will be accepted from March 9 – April 3, 2020.

**EFFECTIVE 3/20/20-4/3/20, THE CITY WILL ACCEPT APPLICATIONS VIA MAIL ONLY. 

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, APPLICATIONS RECEIVED DURING THIS TIME PERIOD WILL BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST AND NO APPLICATION FEE IS REQUIRED AT THIS TIME.**

If you are interested in applying for this program, please print and complete the pre-application, gather all necessary documents, and mail to:

City of Rockford

Neighborhood Development – Roof Program

425 E. State Street, 2nd floor

Rockford, IL 61104

All applications must be postmarked April 3, 2020 or earlier and will be placed on a program wait list.

 *PLEASE DO NOT SEND THE $25 APPLICATION FEE WITH YOUR MAILED APPLICATION. THE CITY WILL CONTACT YOU REGARDING PAYMENT OF THE FEE UPON APPLICATION REVIEW. **

City of Rockford Roof Program Brochure

City of Rockford Roof Program – Pre-Application

The City will update the website as anticipated additional programs become available later in 2020.

Contact

Community & Economic Development Neighborhood Development
779-348-7162
email

Homebuyer Assistance Program

The City provides financial assistance to homebuyers purchasing unoccupied homes within the program area.

Homebuyer Assistance Brochure

Home Buyer Application

Contact

Community & Economic Development Neighborhood Development
779-348-7162
email

Focus Area Rehabilitation Program

The City of Rockford is not currently taking applications for this program. The website will be updated as programs become available.

Contact

Community & Economic Development Neighborhood Development
779-348-7162
email

Water Hook Up Program

The City of Rockford provides grants to cover the cost of connecting to City water.

Water Hook Up Flyer

Contact

Public Works Department
779-348-7375

Mow to Own and Improve Program

The Mow to Own and Improve Program is designed to help adjacent property owners acquire City vacant lots and improve neighborhoods at the same time.

Mow-To-Own Brochure

Mow-To-Own Application

Contact

Community & Economic Development Neighborhood Development
779-348-7162
email

Sale of CDBG Properties

The City of Rockford has vacant lots available for sale.  The submission of a proposed bid/application and a minimum lot price is required.  For those that want to redevelop a vacant lot, Sources and Uses forms are also required.

Please contact Michael Hakanson, Land Transaction Officer, for more information:

779-348-7397 or Michael.Hakanson@rockfordil.gov.