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Notice of Funding Availability

​​Lake County and the Cities of Waukegan and North Chicago hereby announce the anticipated availability of funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs for the 2016 Program Year (5/1/16 – 4/30/17). Additionally, Lake County announces the availability of funds through the Lake County Affordable Housing Program (LCAHP). (See text of notice)
Application workshops will be offered next week. Attendance is recommended but not required. The schedule for the workshops is as follows:

Public Services & Homeless Assistance Workshop ​​​​​​​
Lake County - CDBG Public Services & Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG)
North Chicago CDBG Public Services
Waukegan CDBG Public Services

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
9 – 10 AM
Waukegan City Hall
City Council Chambers – 2nd Floor
100 N. M. L. King Jr. Avenue, Waukegan, IL

Affordable Housing Workshop
Lake County HOME, CDBG & Affordable Housing Program funds ​​​​​​​​​​​
Please note the FY16 federal budget may result in no availability of HOME funding in Lake County

Thursday, September 17, 2015
3:30 – 4:30 PM
Central Permit Facility –  2nd floor Conference Room ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 500 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville, IL

CDBG Public Improvements Application Workshop
Public Infrastructure* ​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Business District Improvements*
Accessibility Enhancements

Thursday, September 17, 2015
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Central Permit Facility – 2nd floor Conference Room
500 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville, IL 

​ *These activities must be in low/mod income areas denoted in HUD Qualifying Low/Moderate Income Block Groups Map. (See Map)
Separate application packets are required for each funding type. The application packets will be available by September 18, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact Lake County Community Development staff at 847.377.2150.

Public Hearing Notice
2016 Housing & Community Development Needs

Lake County Consortium (Lake County, North Chicago, Waukegan)
3:30 pm, Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
10th Floor, County Building, Assembly Room
18 North County Street, Waukegan, IL

Housing & Community Development Needs
The Lake County Housing & Community Development Commission will hold a Public Hearing to discuss the development of the 2016 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 2016 Program Year (May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017). 

Public Hearing Information

All interested parties are invited and urged to attend this Public Hearing. 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 847.377.2150.

Written comments may be directed to the Lake County Community Development, 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 847.377.2150.

 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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