RainReady

What is RainReady?

CNT's RainReady? initiative helps individuals and communities work together to find solutions to the problems of too much or too little water.

To find out more about the program, please visit the official site.

How can I help?


There is a survey being administered by the Center for Neighborhood Technology, a local non-profit.

The Village of Midlothian is conducting a survey of property owners, residents and businesses in the Village. The focus of the survey is water as it affects the village – e.g. wet basements and flooding, foundation cracks or damage, leaking pipes, eroded or damaged streams or creeks, and water bills. In addition to gathering your views on water-related problems, we are asking your views on the broader issues that affect you in the Village.

Take the survey here. The survey is voluntary and can be completed by anyone who owns or rents property in the Village. Your address and any personal information will be confidential, and your information will not be made public. All information collected will be used in aggregate to help identify where there are problems, what the problems are, and how we can plan for cost effective solutions.

Please note that the survey was supposed to end in December 2014, but CNT would still like your feedback. Please continue to fill out the survey if you haven't already done so.



Free Home Repair Program


You and your neighbors may be eligible for free flood prevention upgrades for your home through the Cook County Residential Resilience Program.

You may be eligible if:
• You flooded in April or May 2013
• You have proof that you flooded in April or May 2013 (dated photos, insurance claim, etc.)
• You own and live in the home that flooded (single family home, or apartment building)
• You meet the household income limit for the Cook County program

This program is funded by a HUD federal grant, and it is completely free to eligible homeowners. The Cook County Residential Resilience Program is being administered by Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago. CNT is helping NHS provide this program to homeowners.

If you would like to apply, please fill our their eligibility form or call CNT directly at (773) 278-4800.

Midlothian Adopts RainReady Plan


On January 28th, 2016, Midlothian became the first in the nation to adopt the

RainReady Plan.

A press release issued by the Center for Neighborhood Technology outlines the over $1.3 million dollars in outside funds already secured for the plan as well as the $8.3 million dollars expected to be approved.

For more information...


Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)
RainReady Midlothian Community Meeting
Village of Midlothian Existing Plans
RainReady Midlothian Interim Report - June 2015
The Suburb That’s Reinventing Resilience (Molly Oshun/CNT Blog) - 1/28/16

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD)
Natalie Creek Project (Midlothian Flooding Analysis) - 3/12/15
Natalie Creek Preliminary Engineering Project (Final Public Meeting Report) - 8/27/15
Natalie Creek Final Design Engineering Project5/31/17
Natalie Creek Project Easement Notice - 7/31/17

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
Midlothian 147th Street Corridor Plan Presentation - 6/14/17

US Army Corps of Engineers
Midlothian Flooding Analysis