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

​First-Time Homebuyer Education Program

Skokie's first session of the first-time homebuyer education program, presented by the Housing Opportunity Development Corporation, was canceled.  Please check back to this page in May for an announcement on a rescheduled meeting date.

Application Availability and Upcoming Schedule for
CDBG Program Year 2020

Skokie residents and organizations are invited to attend and participate in public hearings for the five-year Consolidated Plan and the one-year Action Plan for Skokie’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  The hearings will be conducted at the end of regular Village Board of Trustees meetings between December 2019 and March 2020.  Public hearings are mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations to receive public input and determine the Village of Skokie's funding request.  The application deadline has passed for the May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021 funding cycle for CDBG Program Year 2020 (PY20); however, community input opportunities remain:

CDBG Public Hearing Schedule
Friday, December 6, 2019 Program Year 2020 application deadline at 5 p.m.
Monday, December 16, 2019 Public Hearing #1:
Program overview and current activities report
Monday, January 6, 2020 Public Hearing #2:
Required applicant presentations at 8 p.m.
Monday, February 3, 2020 Public Hearing #3: Proposed budget
Monday, March 2, 2020 Public Hearing #4:
Approval of Consolidated and Action Plans
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Consolidated and Action Plans submitted to HUD (estimated date)

Please contact Carrie Haberstich at 847/933-8447 or email with any questions regarding the CDBG program.

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.
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Additional Information

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