A draft of the City of Evanston's 2018 Action Plan is available for review. All public comment received in writing and in person during the 30 day public comment period has been included. The 2017 Action Plan outlines how the City's estimated 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds, along with program income and unspent CDBG funds from prior years, will be used to improve the quality of life primarily for low and moderate income Evanston residents. A hardcopy draft of the 2018 Action Plan may also be viewed in Room 3304 of the Morton Civic Center. Questions relating to the draft Action Plan may be emailed to email@example.com or by calling 311 (if outside the City of Evanston dial 847-448-4311).
The City of Evanston's 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan, including its Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area Plan and 2015 Action Plan, has been approved by the Chicago Field Office of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Consolidated Plan identifies and prioritizes housing, community and economic development needs and strategies, focusing primarily on the needs of low- and moderate-income residents. The statutory goals of the Consolidated Plan are to provide decent housing, a suitable living environment and economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents.
The City of Evanston is committed to a diverse community that is inclusive and encourages residents and institutions to work together to achieve a stronger community. To this end, the City will continue to pursue strategies to address housing, economic, and social service needs of low- and moderate-income residents, the homeless and special needs populations. Neighborhood revitalization in areas which lag behind the rest of the community is also a priority. Evanston has established numerous tools and partnerships for these efforts, but the recent economic downturn and housing foreclosure crisis threaten to undo past progress and to lead to even greater disinvestment.