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Citizen Participation & Input

Lake County strongly encourages its residents to get involved in the decision making process for the use of grant funds. This input assists the Community Development Commission to make appropriate and informed decisions.

Input can be provided in person at Community Development Commission meetings during the designated time.  Written input can also be submitted at any time via mail (500 W. Winchester Road, Unit 101, Libertyville, IL 60048) or email (communitydevelopment@lakecountyil.gov). 

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
2014 Housing & Community Development Annual Action Plan
 
Lake County Consortium
3:30PM, April 9, 2014
10th Floor Assembly Room, Lake County Administration Building
18 North County Street, Waukegan, IL
 
The 2014 Annual Action Plan
The Lake County Consortium will be submitting a combined Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Annual Action Plan will guide the allocation and expenditure of funds available for the 2014 program year (May 1, 2014 – April 30, 2014) through the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and the Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG).

The Community Development Commission held the first Public Hearing of PY2014 funding recommendations on January 15, 2014 and will hold a second Public Hearings on to review and discuss the recommendations for funding under these programs. A public comment period commenced prior to the January 15, 2014 hearing. Additional comments (delivered either during the public hearing or in writing) regarding the Annual Action Plan and projects recommended for funding will be accepted through the end of the second public hearing on April 9, 2014.

Public Hearing Information
An important part of the process of developing the Annual Action Plan is citizen participation and input. All interested parties, including citizens, local officials, and agency representatives are invited and urged to attend this Public Hearing. The Community Development Commission will give final approval of the Annual Action Plan at its April 9 meeting to forward on to the Lake County Board.
All comments and questions will be considered. Persons in need of special arrangements (translator, specific disabilities, etc.) should contact staff at least three (3) days prior to the meeting date at 847.377.2475.

Written comments for Lake County’s portion of the Annual Action Plan may be directed to: Lake County Community Development Division, 500 West Winchester Road – Unit 101, Libertyville, IL 60048. Questions, comments, and requests for information related to the Public Hearing may also be submitted to Community Development Commission staff by calling 847.377.2475.

Plan Availability
The PY2014 Annual Action Plan will be published no later than April 4 and will be available at the Lake County Central Permit Facility; City of North Chicago Department of Economic Development (Phone: 847.596.8670); City of Waukegan Community Development Block Grant Office (Phone: 847.599.2530); North Chicago Public Library; Waukegan Public Library; Highland Park Public Library; Round Lake Area Public Library; and Wauconda Public Library; or can be viewed on the County’s website through this link: 2014 Action Plan
 
CONCURRENT NOTICE
NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF NO SIGNIFICANT EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
AND NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
 
This is to give notice that the Lake County Community Development Division has conducted an evaluation as required in accordance with HUD regulations for the Environmental Review of approved 2013 funded projects.  On or about April 1, 2014 Lake County will request the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to release federal funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended (PL 93-383), for the following projects, all of which are detailed in the 2013 Housing & Community Development Annual Action Plan.
 
 

Notice of Funding Availability: 2014 HOME Investment Partnerships Program and Lake County Affordable Housing Program Funding Round

The Lake County Community Development Division is pleased to announce the 2014 HOME Investment Partnerships Program and Lake County Affordable Housing Program Funding Round. Please use the link below to view the official Notice of Funding Availability and for details regarding the round.

HOME/LCAHP Notice of Funding Availability

Invitation and Opportunity for Public Comments
The Lake County Consortium is proposing a fourth Action Plan amendment to the 2012 Action Plan year.  Please note the following public notice: 
 
INVITATION AND OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
 
FOURTH AMENDMENT TO THE 2012
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL ACTION PLAN OF THE LAKE COUNTY CONSORTIUM, LAKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
 
Deadline for Public Comments: April 30, 2014
Public Hearing held March 12, 2014
Second Opportunity for Public Comment April 9, 2014
 
Lake County Consortium
(County of Lake, City of North Chicago, City of Waukegan)
 
The Lake County Consortium proposes amendments to the Annual Action Plan component of its Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan for the 2012 Program Year.  The Consolidated Plan guides the allocation and expenditure of Federal funds available through the County's Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), the Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Homeless Programs, including the Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESG).
 
The proposed amendments include reallocation of 2012 HOME Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) operating funds in order to meet the two-year HOME commitment deadline and a table of ESG 2012 activity budgets for maximum clarity in advance of the June 4, 2014 expenditure deadline. Use the following link to view the Proposed Amendments 
 
Written comments on the proposed Annual Action Plan amendments are being solicited through April 30, 2014.  Written comments must be directed to the Lake County Planning, Building and Development Department, Community Development, 500 W. Winchester, Unit 101, Libertyville, IL 60048 and be received by 4:30 PM in order to receive consideration.
 
A Public Hearing for the proposed amendments was held on March 12, 2014 at 3:30 PM during the regularly scheduled Community Development Commission meeting, County Building, 18 N. County Street, 10th Floor, Waukegan, IL.  No public comments were received at that time.  A second opportunity for Public Comment occurs on April 9, 2014 at 3:30 PM during the regularly scheduled Community Development Commission meeting, County Building, 18 N. County Street, 10th Floor, Waukegan, IL.
 
For further information, please contact Lake County Community Development at 847.377.2150.

   

 

COMBINED NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI) AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS (NOIRROF) 

 
This is to give notice that the Lake County Community Development Division has conducted an evaluation as required in accordance with HUD regulations for the Environmental Review Record of the proposed demolition of 1235 Victoria St, North Chicago, to determine the potential affect that its activities on the physical and human environment.
 
This notice is to inform the public of the potential actions at 1235 Victoria St, North Chicago and resulting environmental impacts.  Comments concerning potential adverse impacts of the proposed project on the Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA); and alternative sites or courses of action that might avoid or reduce these impacts will be collected until Feb 7, 2014.  Please see attached noticed for additional information.

  

 
Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact
  
 
 
AND NOTICE OF A PUBIC HEARING AND INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE 2013 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

 

SPECIAL MEETING: SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
PUBLIC HEARING: SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS: OCTOBER 8, 2013

 
 


CONCURRENT NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF NO SIGNIFICANT EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

 
 On or about August 5, 2013 Lake County will request the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to release Federal funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended (PL 93-383), for the following projects, all of which are detailed in the 2013 Housing & Community Development Annual Action Plan.
 
Environmental Review Records for the listed projects have been made by Lake County which documents the environmental review of the project and more fully set forth the reasons why such statements are not required. These Environmental Review Records are on file at the above address and are available for public review and copying, upon request, at the Planning, Building & Development Department, 500 W. Winchester Road – Unit 101 Libertyville, IL, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. No further environmental review of these projects is proposed to be conducted prior to the request for release of federal funds.
 
All interested agencies, groups and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the County to the office of the undersigned. Such written comments should be received at the address specified below on or before August 5, 2013.
 
 

FINAL NOTICE OF A POTENTIAL IMPACT TO A FLOOD HAZARD AREA
 
The Lake County Community Development Commission will be committing CDBG/HOME funds, under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended or Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act. The projects in this notice have been allocated funds for the 2013 program year and are located within the 100 year flood plain.
 
The purposes of this notice is to: (1) inform the public of this commitment; (2) identify the reasons why the proposal must be located in the floodplain; (3) provide a list of the alternatives considered; and (4) discuss all mitigation measures to be undertaken to minimize adverse impacts and to restore and preserve natural and beneficial values.
 
Details concerning the proposed projects are available for examination/copying at the Central Permit Facility; Lake County Department of Planning, Building and Development; 500 West Winchester Road, Unit 101; Libertyville, IL 60048 on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the proposed project to: Janel Gomez, Senior Planner, at this same address. Questions can be directed to the Community Development Division at 847.377.2475 and questions/comments may also be submitted via email at communitydevelopment@lakecountyil.gov

 

Under the guidelines established by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), notice is hereby given that Lake County has opened a 15-day public comment period and is making the draft Program Year 2012 CAPER available for public review and comment. The CAPER covers Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) community development activities undertaken during the period of May 1, 2012 through April 30, 2013.

 
 
The purpose of the notice of public comment is to gain input and comment on Lake County’s efforts in meeting its goals and objectives as described in the HUD-approved 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan and PY 2012 Annual Action Plan. The public comment period begins on July 15th and ends on July 29th at 4:30pm. Comments should be directed to the Lake County Planning, Building and Development Department, Community Development Division, 500 W. Winchester, Unit 101, Libertyville, IL 60048-1371 or at communitydevelopment@lakecountyil.gov.
 
Draft 2012 CAPER
 
 
Amendment to the NSP3 Substantial Amendment of the 2010 Housing & Community Development Consolidated Annual Action Plan
 
Lake County proposes to amend the NSP3 Substantial Amendment to the 2010 Housing & Community Development Consolidated Annual Action Plan. The Substantial Amendment guides the allocation and expenditure of Federal funds available through the County's Neighborhood
Stabilization Program (NSP) grant.
 
The public comment period begins on July 16th and ends on July 29th at 4:30pm. Comments should be directed to the Lake County Planning, Building and Development Department, Community Development Division, 500 W. Winchester, Unit 101, Libertyville, IL 60048-1371 or at communitydevelopment@lakecountyil.gov.
 
 
 
EARLY NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTIVITIES IN THE 100 YEAR FLOOD PLAIN
 
The Lake County Community Development Division has conducted an evaluation, as required in accordance with HUD regulations for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management, to determine the potential affect that its activities in the floodplain and wetland will have on the human environment for The Lake County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
 
This notice is to inform the public of the potential actions within the flood plain and to request comments concerning potential adverse impacts of the proposed project on the Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA); and alternative sites or courses of action that might avoid or reduce these impacts.
 
 
First Amendment to the 2013 Annual Action Plan
 
Lake County proposes to amend the Annual Action Plan component of its Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan for the 2013 Program Year.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced PY2013 grant amounts that net changes to CDBG and ESG funding allocations.  Additionally, the proposed Amendment includes the addition of a Planning and Administration Project to engage a consultant to complete the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Report.
 
On Monday, June 24, 2013, Lake County commenced the public comment periods for review of the proposed First Amendment to the 2013 Annual Action Plan.  Written comments are being solicited through Friday, August 2, 2013 and should be directed to the Lake County Planning, Building and Development Department, Community Development Division, 500 W. Winchester, Unit 101, Libertyville, IL 60048-1371 or at communitydevelopment@lakecountyil.gov. Comments must be received by 4:30 PM on August 2, 2013 in order to receive consideration.  The Public Hearing will be held at 7:00PM on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Lake County Administration Building, 18 North County Street, Waukegan, Illinois.

 

2014 Needs Public Hearing - May 22, 2013

The Lake County Community Development Commission will hold a Public Hearing to discuss the development of the 2014 Annual Action Plan component of the Lake County Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan.  The Annual Action Plan will guide the allocation and expenditure of funds available for the 2014 Program Year.  Specifically, the Public Hearing will include a discussion of identified needs in the County and how they can be incorporated into the Program Year 2014 application process and estimated funding levels.

The hearing will be held on May 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm on the 10th Floor Assembly Room, Lake County Administration Building, 18 North County Street, Waukegan, IL. Written comments are being solicited through June 10, 2013 and should be directed to the Lake County Planning, Building and Development Department, Community Development Division, 500 W. Winchester, Unit 101, Libertyville, IL 60048-1371.  Comments must be received by 4:30 PM on June 10, 2013 in order to receive consideration.

 

Citizen Participation Plan
The process for providing input is located in the Lake County Citizen Participation Plan. Paper copies of the plan are available at the Community Development Division office.

 Citizen Participation Plan

The Citizen Participation Plan outlines how residents can address the Commission, how input is received, among other things.  The Plan also defines what is considered a substantial amendment to any of the other Housing & Community Development plans (Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan & CAPER) and the projects that are contained within.

Public Comment
The Community Development Commission holds monthly meetings.  Various committees under the Commission also hold meetings at different times.  See the Community Development Calendar for a complete schedule.

All meetings of the Community Development Commission will contain an opportunity for individuals to address the Commission regarding items that are not on the agenda.  Individuals will also have the opportunity to comment on any item that is on any agenda.  This process is driven by the Community Development Commission By-laws.

Reasonable accommodations for disabled or non-English speaking residents will be made available upon advance request at least three (3) days prior to the meeting date by calling 847.377.2150.

Public Hearings
Lake County also has public hearings on an regular basis for the following (all public hearings, unless otherwise noted, are at the County Administration building (map) at 18 N. County St. - 10th floor in Waukegan):

 

There are annually two public hearings regarding the contents of the Annual Action Plan.  This Plan outlines what projects Lake County will fund in the coming program year.  These hearings are traditionally in January and February.

 

 

There is annually one public hearing regarding the contents of the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).  This report outlines what projects Lake County has funded in the past program years.  This hearing is traditionally in July.

 

 

Needs Hearing
There is annually one public hearing regarding what needs in the Consolidated Plan should be prioritized for the coming program year.  This hearing is traditionally in the Spring.

 

Other public hearings are publicized as necessary.

Amendments to the 2004-2011 Annual Action Plans
The Community Development Commission is proposing changes to the Resale/Recapture Guidelines for Homebuyers for its previous Action Plans in order to ensure consistency with the 2012 Action Plan.

 Amendment to the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan
The Community Development Commission is proposing a change to the eligible activities for the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan to include Tenant Based Rental Assistance.

Amendment to the 2011 Annual Action Plan
The Community Development Commission is proposing a change to the 2011 Action Plan to formally cancel a conditionally funded project.

Amendments to the 2011 Annual Action Plan
The Community Development Commission is proposing a change to the 2011 Action Plan to incorporate new components of the ESG Program under the HEARTH Act.

Contact Information
500 W. Winchester Rd. Unit 101
Libertyville, IL 60048
Community Development


Phone: 847.377.2475
Fax: 847.984.5745
communitydevelopment@lakecountyil.gov

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