Community Development

Community Development is responsible for preparing the following documents and administering the federal funds used to achieve the goals listed within the plans:
In order to receive grant funds to redistribute throughout Lake County, the Community Development Division must develop a 5-year Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan provides a vision for housing and community development in Lake County. It serves as Lake County’s application to receive CDBG, ESG and HOME funding from the US Department of Urban Development (HUD). It is a plan that describes community needs, resources and priorities; sets goals; and establishes strategies to meet those goals.

Citizen Participation
The Housing & Community Development Commission encourages residents to get involved in the decision-making process for the use of grant funds.  Input can be provided in person at Housing and Community Development Commission meetings during the designated time or in writing at anytime. Refer to the Citizen Participation Plan

 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
Lake County promotes fair housing and seeks to comply with all federal and state housing laws, ordinances, and executive orders. Lake County recognizes and appreciates the value of a diverse population. This diversity can only be maintained and expanded if all individuals have equal access to a broad range of housing in thriving communities. The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice was a multi-faceted study performed to provide Lake County stakeholders with a description of the resident population and identify both existing impediments to fair housing choice and potential actions to address the identified impediments. The Lake County Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice was Community Development adopted by the Lake County Board on November 11, 2014. Lake County updated the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice in 2020.