The City of Evanston's Draft 2019 Action Plan has been updated following the close of the public comment period. The draft 2019 Action Plan outlines how the City's estimated 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) entitlement funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the reallocation of unspent CDBG funds from prior years will be applied to new eligible activities. The Action Plan is based on estimated 2019 funding from HUD and will be updated to reflect actual grant amounts following the appropriation of funding for 2019 by Congress.
The 2019 Action Plan states the City's goals, including specific strategies to develop viable neighborhoods through the provision of decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expansion of economic opportunities principally for low- and moderate-income persons. The 2019 Action Plan outlines priority needs that will be addressed through these goals using CDBG, HOME and ESG funds, and is formatted using HUD’s Integrated Disbursement and Information System, as required.
The Action Plan includes a summary of the objectives and outcomes of the six identified goals: Affordable Housing, Homelessness, Creating Livable Communities, Economic Development, Public Services and Administration.
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 is the City of Evanston’s primary vehicle for identifying and prioritizing housing, community development and economic needs and strategies, as part of the funding process for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) programs. The statutory goals of the HUD Consolidated Plan are to provide decent housing and a suitable living environment, and to expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. The 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan is currently in development. Applications for CDBG funding are open and may be found on the "CDBG Applications" page.
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. 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.
Each year, the City of Evanston receives approximately $2 million in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds as an entitlement community of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Evanston uses its CDBG funds to further its community development objectives, focusing on low- and moderate-income individuals, families and neighborhoods to:
- Provide decent housing
- Provide a suitable living environment
- Expand economic opportunities
The Housing & Community Development Act Committee oversees the CDBG program and provides recommendations to the City Council on the use and appropriation of CDBG funds. Citizen involvement in the planning and use of CDBG funds is encouraged and all meetings relating to the City’s CDBG program are open to the public. For meeting times and room numbers, please refer to the City calendar of events.
Prior Year Documents
2010 - 2014 Consolidated Plan
- 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan
- 2014 Action Plan Updated with 2014 Grant Amounts
- 2013 Action Plan.pdf
- 2012 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).pdf
- 2012 Action Plan
- 2011 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
- 06.30.11 CDBG Substantial Amendment Notice
- 2011 Action Plan FINAL
- 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan FINAL APPROVED
- 2009/2010 HUD Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
- CDBG Target Area Map
- Housing and Community Development Act Committee Meeting Minutes and Agendas
Other CDBG related Publications
- CDBG-R Plan Amendment
- Evanston CDBG-R Plan (Substantial Amendment to 2008 Action Plan)
- 2009 NSP2 Application