City of Chicago’s MMRP Energy Efficiency Program

The City of Chicago's MMRP Energy Efficiency Program is now closed to new applications. Please explore our other Energy Efficient Building Services and Energy Impact Illinois. Thank you for your interest.

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The City of Chicago is pleased to partner with Elevate Energy to provide free energy assessments to homeowners in the city’s 13 Micro Market Recovery Program (MMRP) Target Areas. These free assessments include an on-site review of the building and a report with practical, cost-effective home improvements that increase comfort and reduce energy bills.

In addition, income-qualified homeowners will have access to an MMRP Energy Efficiency Forgivable Loan of up to $5,000 to cover the cost of the home improvements. The most common energy efficiency improvements are attic insulation and air-sealing (sealing up the places where heated or cooled air leaves the home, or where outside air can get inside the home).

MMRP Infosheet
MMRP Case Study
MMRP FAQ

To qualify for a free energy assessment

Applicant must own and live in a 1-4 unit building located in an MMRP Target Area. Type your address into the map search field on this webpage to see if your address falls within an MMRP Target Area.

STEP 1: See if your home is in an MMRP Target Area


MMRP Energy Efficiency Forgivable Loan Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must own and live in a 1-4 unit building located in an MMRP Target Area.
  • Applicant must be current on City of Chicago property taxes, water bills, and parking tickets.
  • Applicant must have current homeowners insurance.
  • Applicant’s household income must not exceed certain income limits (see income table below).
    Household Size Household Income Limit
    1 person $43,050
    2 persons $49,200
    3 persons $55,350
    4 persons $61,500
    5 persons $66,450
    6 persons $71,350
    7 persons $76,300
    8 persons $81,200
    9 persons $86,100
    10 persons $91,020

STEP 2: Complete the MMRP Energy Efficiency Application

The City of Chicago's MMRP Energy Efficiency Program is now closed to new applications. Please explore our other Energy Efficient Building Services and Energy Impact Illinois. Thank you for your interest.