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Lake County and the Cities of North Chicago and Waukegan have issued a Request for Qualifications from agencies desiring to manage and/or contribute to the Lake County Fair Housing Program. The purpose of the Fair Housing Program is to ensure compliance with the Federal Fair Housing Act (“Act”), part of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. This Act made it illegal to discriminate in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, and sex. In 1988, Congress added familial status and disability to the categories protected under that law.

Qualified organizations must be able to provide: 1) Education & Outreach; 2) Counseling/Referrals; 3) Investigation & Testing; 4) Mediation/Legal Services; and 5) Communications & Marketing. The selected agency or agencies will be responsible for several implementation steps outlined in Lake County’s 2014 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing.

This RFQ covers a two year program period - May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2017
. (See the complete RFQ)


The Lake County Consortium proposes amendments to its Neighborhood Stabilization Program Substantial Amendments and its Annual Action Plans for 2013 and 2014 Program Years. The Action Plans guide 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 Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESG).

Lake County Consortium
(Lake County, North Chicago, Waukegan)

3:30PM Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Second Floor Conference Room – Central Permit Facility
500 West Winchester Road, Libertyville, Illinois

Deadline for Comments: Thursday, April 9, 2015

Community Development is responsible for preparing the following documents and administering these funds:

Community Development activities are overseen by the Housing and  Community Development Commission (HCDC), which meets the second Wednesday of every month at 3:30 PM.

The HCDC encourages residents to get involved in the decision making process for the use of grant funds. The Citizen Participation & Input page provides information on how you can do so.

Check out the Community Development Calendar for upcoming meetings, events and deadlines.

Questions and comments should be directed to 847.377.2150 or

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