RainReady℠ Home

RainReady Home partners with communities, developers, and property managers to deliver programs that help keep homes dry.

We prioritize solutions with multiple benefits, such as smart landscaping that manages stormwater, looks beautiful, and increases property values. Recommendations may also include paving, plumbing, masonry, or gutter system improvements.

Download an overview of RainReady Home services here.


RainReady Home Services

RainReady Home helps property owners address:

  • Water or sewage backup in your home
  • Seepage or moisture in your basement
  • Flooding or standing water in your yard

RainReady Home provides:

  • Flood Risk Assessments and Recommendations
  • Smart Landscaping Designs
  • Construction Support
  • Resident Outreach and Education
  • Grant Administration
  • Flood Monitoring 

Get Started

RainReady Home programs are available in participating communities. See where we are working now.

Local governments and property managers interested in offering RainReady Home to their residents may contact RainReadyHome@cnt.org

Looking for Help?

RainReady provides additional resources for homeowners who are not located in a participating community.

RainReady Socials
Socials are interactive events that teach homeowners and their friends about their options for managing stormwater. RainReady will visit a home to give a presentation about the benefits of smart landscaping, demonstrate how to identify flooding issues, and discuss common solutions to flooding issues. To schedule a Social, email RainReadyInfo@cnt.org or call 773-269-2217.

My RainReady
My RainReady is a free, online self-assessment tool to evaluate  flooding risks and find solutions. After answering a series of guided questions, My RainReady provides customized recommendations for your home.
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Fact Sheets
Learn about many topics related to flooding and green infrastructure. Feel free to share these with whomever!
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“There are many actions that residents can take to address the challenges of storm water. RainReady, building off of the Sustainable Backyards program, will be a one stop shop of solutions that will strengthen homes and neighborhoods.”

Karen Weigert
Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chicago