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

In summer 2019, the Village of Skokie held discussion sessions on a variety of topics to gather input for the CDBG five-year Consolidated Plan.  Village staff and community agencies’ representatives were in attendance.

In fall 2019, additional discussion will occur at Economic Development Commission, Human Relations Commission, Commission on Family Services, and the Board of Health meetings.  Please visit the
Agenda Center for meeting dates and times.

If you have any questions prior, please call 847/933-8447 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.