The Cook County Department of Planning and Development’s Residential Resilience Program has secured funding from HUD to provide one-time residential construction grants of up to $25, 000 to repair flood damage to homes and minimize the risk future flooding through flood mitigation strategies such as overhead sewers and green infrastructure within Park Ridge.
2 months ago on 04/19/2017 at 10:04 AM

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2 months ago on 04/19/2017 at 10:40 AM

That would cover the the new sewer construction and third river outlet to relieve flooding for the Third Ward for over 680 families including some businesses. This is project should have priority.

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2 months ago on 04/19/2017 at 10:52 AM

Grant closes at the end of April.

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2 months ago on 04/19/2017 at 11:08 AM

Malcolm Hawkes

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2 months ago on 04/19/2017 at 10:13 PM

Please read all of the fine print before you start applying and get your hopes up on a grant. These are for individual homeowners, not city's or neighborhoods. Sorry Barbara Gaffke, not going to find the items you mentioned. A friend of mine just started the process informed me of the following. If you received FEMA money during these floods, you are not eligible. If your combined household income is over $60, 000, you are not eligible. This severely limits the number of residents in Park Ridge that are eligible for the funding. �

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2 months ago on 04/19/2017 at 10:20 PM

John Moran thanks for pointing all this out. Unfortunately I flooded a few years back, had FEMA help, and don't meet income threshold listed. We've spent thousands to protect our home from water. This is why the current city-wide comprehensive "master plan" is really the best approach to addressing flooding in town which you and the current city officials are doing for us. Thanks for quickly addressing this.

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2 months ago on 04/20/2017 at 11:40 AM

You're also SOL if you've completed the work. "Homeowners who have already completed repairs are not eligible for assistance or reimbursement of incurred expenses. "

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2 months ago on 04/21/2017 at 9:58 AM

Hopefully the "Master Plan " addresses our sewer infrastructure as a whole such as sewer separation, detention/retention areas, flood mitigation policies and other funding sources besides taxes and fees, not just piecemeal projects.

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