Crosswalk Housing Renovation Grants

City of Carterville residents that need help with home improvements like electrical, plumbing, windows, doors, roofing, or siding should consider applying for the housing improvement grants from Crosswalk Community Action Agency.  There are requirements for these housing renovation grants, like:

  • Must be owner occupied
  • Must reside within the Carterville city limits
  • Must own the home, or buying the home
  • Rental property and mobile/manufactured do not qualify
  • Low to moderate income requirements

For more information on applying through Crosswalk, please contact Carterville City Hall at 618-985-2252.


East Sycamore Road CONSTRUCTION – August 29-31, 2020

East Sycamore Road between Division Street and Hafer Road will be CLOSED to through traffic on Saturday, August 29th for road repairs.  The road work will begin at 7:00 am and continue through Monday, August 31st.  Expect delays and avoid the area if possible.  Please contact Carterville City Hall with any questions.

John A. Logan College – Entry from Greenbriar Road ONLY

Starting the week of August 10th, all those entering the John A. Logan campus must enter from the west side using Greenbriar Road and exit the campus from the east side on Plaza Drive.  JALC will be performing drive through COVID-19 screenings for all staff, students, and visitors.  If traveling in the areas of Plaza Drive or Greenbriar Road, please be alert and use caution near campus.

Illinois Housing Development Authority Rent and Mortgage Grants

The IHDA (Illinois Housing Development Authority) is offering grants through two different programs, the Emergency Rental Assistance program and the Emergency Mortgage Assistance program.  The Emergency Rental Assistance program offers qualified tenants a one-time grant up to $5000 paid directly to the landlord for missed payments.  The Emergency Mortgage Assistance program offers qualified homeowners a grant up to $15,000 for missed mortgage payments.  Eligibility details and grant application instructions can be found in the links below.

Emergency Rental Assistance flyer

Emergency Rental Assistance Info

Emergency Mortgage Assistance flyer

Emergency Mortgage Assistance Info