Shared Cost Sidewalk Program open now

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The City of Chicago has opened up its Shared Cost Sidewalk Program for city residents on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Chicago residents can get their sidewalks repaired for less money since the city’s Shared Cost Sidewalk Program opened to applications Tuesday.

How it works – Chicagoans apply on a first-come, first-served basis and have the city share the cost of sidewalk repair. The city would perform the services at a lower price than a private contractor. Senior citizens and disabled persons can receive up to a 50 percent discount.

Eligible applicants will need to provide the property owner’s full name, a phone number, email address, and the address of the property in need of sidewalk repair.

Applicants also need to say they want to participate in the Shared Cost Sidewalk Program and note if they are a senior citizen or disabled. The city of Chicago’s Department of Transportation will survey the applicant’s sidewalk to see what repairs are needed. If selected to be a part of the program, the city of Chicago sent the approved applicants a letter by mail. Residents can apply by calling 311 or apply online at www.cityofchicago.gov. Application intake ends at 5:59 a.m. on January 8, 2020.

-La Toya Wright, Contributing Writer

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