RainReady Home breaks ground

by Harriet Festing

Cost-sharing for rain readiness

Famous for its architecture, including the world’s largest concentration of architecture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and other progressive architects, Oak Park, IL is now also home to CNT/RainReady’s first cost-share initiative for rain readiness. The pilot project is a partnership with the Village of Oak Park and is designed to help residents better manage rain on their property and get RainReady with landscaping improvements. Ten eligible applicants will be selected to participate in the pilot. Any eligible applicants not selected for the pilot program will be placed on a waiting list for future assistance. CNT is hoping to expand this cost-share model to other communities.


RainReady Home breaks ground

We’re breaking ground on several homes as part of the City of Chicago’s Residential Flood Assistance Program. The program is providing streamlined flood damage repair and prevention for homes affected by the April 2013 flooding that crippled parts of Chicago’s south and west sides.

Meanwhile, in 2017-2019, CNT/RainReady will be working with the Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago and the North West Housing Partnership to undertake assessments of 320 homes as part of Cook County’s Residential Resilience Program. The work is funded by Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)