About Our Housing Department

Coles County Regional Planning and Development Commission has for over 30 years now been working to implement State and Federal Housing Rehabilitation Grants. Over the years, our agency has administered Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) CDBG Housing Grants, Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) HOME Single Family Rehabilitation Grants, Land Bank Programs, Abandoned Property Grants and IHDA Affordable Housing Trust Fund Grants to assist low to very low-income homeowners in rehabilitating their homes. Through these programs, we have assisted hundreds of homeowners in the communities of Charleston, Mattoon, Paris, Oakland, Ashmore, Greenup, Martinsville, Toledo, Casey, Neoga, Sullivan and in Coles, Cumberland and Clark Counties.

Funds from these programs are used to rehabilitate homes for low-income home owners and bring them up to meet health and safety code. General housing repairs including roofing, doors and windows, energy-efficiency improvements, HVAC, plumbing, handicapped accommodations including ramps and bathrooms, electrical rewiring, insulation, lead hazard mitigation, etc.

Currently CCRP&DC has programs in progress in all counties within our 7 county region. Individuals that are interested in participating in these programs or would like more information should contact Coles County Regional Planning at 348-0521.

To determine if your household is income qualified, please click here and click on the link in the Access Individual Income Limits Areas section.

Housing Grants

Community Development Block Grant

Low-to-moderate income communities can apply for grants to improve housing and rehabilitate and retrofit properties. A maximum of $500,000 in grant funds or $50,000 per household is available to improve the homes of low-to-moderate income residents of owner occupied single family housing units. Grants provide residents with safe and sanitary living conditions and help to stabilize neighborhoods and affordable housing in the community.

Coles County Regional Planning applies for these grants every year for different communities within our region. If your municipality would like assistance with applying for these grants, feel free to contact our office and speak with a member of our housing staff.

Home Rehabilitation Accessibility Program (HRAP)

Home Repaid and Accessibility Program. Funded by the Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund, HRAP will fund local governments and nonprofit organizations to help eligible households address health, safety, and accessibility issues in their homes. Eligible households may receive up to $45,000 in assistance for eligible repairs and/or accessibility improvements. A Roof Only option may receive up to $21,500 and will allow grantees to address roof-related repairs for homes that do not have significant interior health and safety issues or accessibility needs. We anticipate this program will be awarded in early 2023.

Who may apply for this program?
To qualify, you must:
- Be the homeowner and occupy the house
- Have a family income below 80 percent of the area median income
- Be up-to-date on taxes and home-owners insurance

How to Apply
- Verify your income level here (Click on the link in the Access Individual Income Limits Areas section)

CCRP Rehab Application
CCRP Rehab Application