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:

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

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

More Information

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

                                               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 of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) for the upcoming program year (PY2021) and strategic planning period (2020-24).  Additionally, Lake County announces the availability of 2021 grant funding through its Affordable Housing Program (AHP) and Video Gaming Revenue Policy.

Anticipated funding will be made available through three different types of grant applications available at and detailed below.  Applications for annual PY2021 grant funding awards are due on January 11, 2021.  The following PY2021 workshops will be held on November 23, 2020 and November 24, 2020, as indicated below.  Attendance is highly recommended:

Human Services PY2021 Grant Workshop

Lake County - CDBG Public Services (including CDBG-CV3) & Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) & Video Gaming funds

North Chicago CDBG Public Services (including CDBG-CV3)

Waukegan CDBG Public Services (including CDBG-CV3)


Monday, November 23, 2020

10 AM – 11 AM


Public Improvements PY2021 Grant Workshop

Lake County CDBG grants for either facility enhancements (e.g. wheelchair ramp) or small business development programs, including CDBG-CV3  

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

2 PM – 3 PM 

Affordable Housing PY2021 Grant Workshop

Lake County HOME & CDBG (including CDBG-CV3) & AHP funds

***Please note -the applications should be available by the end of the business day of their respective workshops. 


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

3 PM – 4 PM

Questions and comments should be directed to 847-377-2150 or email us.

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