Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

    The Community Development Department administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Grants are offered on an annual basis and awarded for eligible activities that meet one of the three national objectives for the CDBG program:

    • Benefit to low- and very low-income Skokie residents
    • Elimination of slums and blight
    • Emergency needs

    HUD provides block grants to qualified local communities annually under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act. These funds are used for infrastructure improvement projects, housing programs, social services, and other activities that are consistent with local planning goals and CDBG regulations. Eligible projects must meet national objectives by principally benefiting the lower- and moderate- income people of the community or aiding in the prevention and elimination of blighting conditions. HUD must approve all projects before funds are released.  

    For more information on the CDBG Program, please contact Carrie Haberstich, AICP, Planner/CDBG Administrator, at carrie.haberstich@skokie.org or 847/933-8447.


    Citizen Participation Survey

    At this time, we are seeking citizen input to the Consolidated Plan.  Your assistance in providing information regarding the needs of the community is vital to the plan.  With your responses we will be able to recognize where we are excelling and where we need improvement.  Your responses will help shape the specific objectives incorporated into the next Consolidated Plan.

    To take this survey, please click here.  


    Adopted Consolidated and Action Plans

    On Monday, March 3, 2014, the Village Board unanimously approved the Village of Skokie CDBG Action Plan after a public hearing was held in the Village Hall Council Chambers earlier that evening.

    The Action Plan is a CDBG "annual plan" the Village utilizes to request funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for specific activities, including housing, infrastructure, public facilities, public services and senior programs.  Once approved, investment in the CDBG activities may occur between May 1, 2014, and April 30, 2015.

    The adopted plan has been sent to HUD for its review and approval, including approval of the Village's funding request.

    The Action Plan is a component of the Consolidated Plan, which is a CDBG "master plan" the Village references to set investment priorities over a five-year period from May 2010 to April 2015.

    If you have any questions regarding the plans or the CDBG program, please contact Carrie Haberstich, AICP, Planner/CDBG Administrator at carrie.haberstich@skokie.org.


    Upcoming Consolidated Planning Process

    The Village will begin community outreach activities in 2014 to prepare a 5-year plan for the Village’s CDBG program.  The planning process will facilitate a community-wide dialogue to identify housing, community development, and social services needs and priorities to be assisted by the CDBG program from May 2015 to April 2020.

    Please visit this web page for future updates, or contact Carrie Haberstich, AICP, Planner/CDBG Administrator at carrie.haberstich@skokie.org.