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 low-income Skokie residents
  • Eliminate slums and blight
  • Meet emergency needs

Discussion Sessions

The Village of Skokie will be holding discussion sessions on a variety of topics to gather input for the CDBG five-year Consolidated Plan.  Village staff and community agencies’ representatives will be in attendance.  Residents and interested parties are welcome to attend.  Meetings will be held in Skokie Village Hall, 5127 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL, 60077, in Conference Rooms D and E.

If you have any questions prior to the discussion sessions, please call 847/933-8447 or email

  • Affordable Housing and Housing Insecurity, Monday, July 29, from 10:30 a.m. to noon
  • Job Creation and Opportunities, Wednesday, July 31, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Mental Health and Persons with Disabilities, Wednesday, July 31, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Senior Citizens, Friday, August 2, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Special aid for the physically disabled is available upon request.  Call 847/673-0500 or email

Title I of the Housing & Community Development Act

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 low-income people of the community or aiding in the prevention and elimination of blighting conditions. HUD must approve all projects before funds are released.
Dempster Street

Additional Information

For more information regarding the CDBG Program, please contact Carrie Haberstich, AICP, Planner/CDBG Administrator, at 847/933-8447 or by Email.