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Second Substantial Amendment to PY 2019 Action Plan for CARES Act

 The second Substantial Amendment to the City's PY2019 Action Plan which includes the second allocation of ESG-CV funding from the CARES Act in the amount of $419,890 was approved by City Council at its meeting on July 13, 2020. This additional ESG-CV funding increases Evanston's ESG-CV funding from the CARES Act to $966,314.

ESG-CV funds must be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. Eligible activities to address the needs of homeless or unstably housed individuals and families impacted by COVID-19 include:

  • Rapid re-housing
  • Homeless prevention
  • Emergency shelter operations
  • Street outreach

The first allocation of ESG-CV funding in the amount of $370,000 for rapid re-housing of 21 homeless families with children in non-congregate shelter is being implemented. Funding recommendations for additional activities will be submitted for approval at the July 27 or August 10, 2020 City Council meeting, and subsequent meetings until all funds are committed.

City of Evanston seeks public comment on the 
Substantial Amendments to the 2015-2019 Consolidated PlanPY2019 CARES Act Substantial Amendment Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan for CARES Act

The 5 day comment period for the City of Evanston’s substantial amendments to the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan2019 Action Plan, and Citizen Public Participation Plan opens June 1 and closes June 8, 2020. Comments may be submitted by email to by 4:30 pm on June 8, 2020, or by telephone or video conference during the live public comment period of the June 8 virtual City Council meeting at 7 pm (or following the conclusion of the Planning & Development Committee meeting). All interested persons are encouraged to participate.

The City of Evanston is amending its Citizen Participation Plan, as allowed under the CARES Act and based on HUD’s recognition that the efforts to contain COVID-19 require limiting public gatherings used to obtain citizen participation, and the need to respond quickly to the growing spread and effects of COVID-19 while providing residents and stakeholders reasonable notice and opportunity to comment on the City’s substantial amendment to its 2019 Action Plan for CDBG-CV and ESG-CV funding from the CARES Act.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Evanston City Council meetings have been modified based on Governor Pritzker’s order that waives some requirements of the Illinois Open Meetings Act to allow local governments and other public bodies to hold “remote” meetings to help control the spread of COVID-19.


Residents who wish to participate in live public comments during the virtual City Council should sign-up online the day of the City Council. Live public comments will be either by phone or by video-conference (via zoom). Online sign-up is available on this page: 


2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Action Plan

The City of Evanston's 2020-2024 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 Plan was approved by City Council on April 13, 2020 and has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of the funding process for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs. 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 2020 Action Plan outlines how the City will use grant funds from HUD in 2020.

The 30-day comment period for the City’s Consolidated Plan and 2020 Action Plan is now closed; no comments were received. The public comment period began on Monday, November 18, 2019 and closed on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. The City of Evanston's Housing & Community Development Act Committee held a public meeting to hear comment on the draft 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Action Plan on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, in City Council Chambers of the Morton Civic Center. 

2019 CAPER

The City of Evanston's 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) was approved by City Council on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Prior to approval, the 2019 CAPER was open for public comment from Monday, March 2 through Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The 2019 CAPER discusses the City’s accomplishments  during fiscal year 2019 in meeting its community development and housing goals using federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.

City of Evanston 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan

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.

Prior Year Documents

2010 - 2014 Consolidated Plan

CDBG-R Reporting




Other CDBG related Publications

1817 Church Street

HPRP Reporting