Beginning today, homeowners and building owners in the East Side and South Chicago neighborhoods can apply for free window replacement as part of CNT Energy’s indoor air quality in residential buildings (AIR) project. Window replacement can reduce lead paint hazards, improve year-round comfort, and beautify your home or building. Join 10th Ward Alderman John Pope on January 24 at American Legion Illiana Post, located at 10506 S. Ewing Ave. from 6 to 8 pm to hear more about the program and apply.
The project is available to owners of single family homes or multifamily buildings with up to six units. Preference will be given to owners that meet additional criteria:
- Homes containing wood-framed windows that may pose a potential lead hazard.
- Homes in close proximity to the Carmeuse Lime plant (3205 East 103rd Street).
- Households with children ages 6 or under present in the home.
- The property does not have an existing mitigation order with the City of Chicago.
- The property was built before 1960, with higher preference for buildings built before 1940.
- For rental properties, tenant rents must be affordable.
If you can’t make the event, you can download and complete the application and return it by February 14 to CNT Energy via fax: (773) 698-6869or mail: CNT Energy, 1741 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60647. See this flyer for more details on eligibility and the window replacement process.
CNT Energy is administering the AIR project as part of a Supplemental Environmental Project on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in an effort to improve the air quality, human health, and environment in and around neighborhoods in the vicinity of Carmeuse Lime Inc. plant.
Not eligible for the AIR project but interested in window replacement in your home or building? Learn more about our CLEAR-WIN program. Image from Flickr User Derek Keats.