The Residential Committee met on September 9, 2020.

For Odorous Windows,
• The first Residential Sound Insulation Program Advisory Committee was conducted on September 1, 2020. The Advisory Committee was formed as required by State legislation to provide guidance regarding the replacement of odorous windows and doors.

For Windows requiring Mechanical Repairs,
• The City advertised a specification to solicit a contractor for On-Call Warranty Services on August 25, 2020. The Bid Opening Date was September 30, 2020 and the City is evaluating the bids. This will be a four-year term contract that will address warranty claims for windows and storm doors for companies that are no longer in business and are not fulfilling their warranty obligations.

For Phase 17,
• Bid Package 3, which includes 130 historic homes in the Norwood Park Historical District,
• The City of Chicago advertised specifications for construction bids on June 17, 2020.
• The Bid Opening Date was September 17, 2020 and the City is currently reviewing the bids.

For Phase 18,
• There were 527 homes eligible for participation.
• Of those 527 homes, 402 homes enrolled in this phase and the remaining 125 homes were re-invited to enroll in O’Hare Phase 19.
• Home inventory appointments were conducted in 281 homes. The home inventory appointments were suspended on March 17, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will resume in the remaining 121 homes at a later date.
• Phase 18 will be divided into two construction contracts: Phase 18A for the first 225 homes and Phase 18B for the remaining 177 homes. The City of Chicago expects to advertise for Phase 18A construction bids in the 4th quarter of this year and for Phase 18B construction bids in the 1st quarter of next year.


For Phase 19,
• There are 1,122 homes eligible for participation. Most of these homes were already invited to participate in an earlier phase.
• Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chicago Department of Aviation conducted virtual homeowner briefings in May.
• As of September 9, 2020, 288 homeowners completed their enrollment paperwork and an additional 77 homeowners submitted applications and are working on their enrollment paperwork.
• The CDA has sent several invitation letters to the residents of the other 757 homes who have yet to complete their enrollment to try and increase participation in this last phase using the O’Hare Modernization Program Build-Out Noise Contour.

The next Residential Committee meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.