Fundamental Needs: Heating Repair and Utility Bill Relief for Families

Emergency Heating Repair Program
The Emergency Heating Repair Program (EHRP) provides qualified homeowners with a one-time grant to repair or replace their furnaces or boiler heating systems. The grants are available to owner-occupants of one-to-four unit residential buildings. Learn more about the program and eligibility on the DOH website link.

Utility Billing Relief (UBR) 
The UBR provides low-income City of Chicago residents with a reduced rate on their water, sewer, and water-sewer taxes. It also provides debt relief for those who are able to manage the reduced rate bills for one year. Benefits for UBR participants include:

The image details facts about the Utility Billing Relief including 50% rate reduction for water charges, sewer charges and water-sewer tax. Also, there are no penalties or debt collection on City of Chicago utility billing debt. Lastly, debt forgiveness after successfully completing one full year in the program. 

A reduced rate on water, sewer, and water-sewer tax.No late payment penalties or debt collection activity including water shut-off.Debt forgiveness after successfully completing one year with no past due balance.

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