The DuPage County Community Development Commission will host a virtual Public Hearing on July 13, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., regarding the Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan sets forth priorities for DuPageCounty's housing and non-housing community development needs for each calendar year and serves as the County's annual funding application to HUD for the following formula grant programs: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG); the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME); and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program.
HUD funds are awarded directly to eligible metropolitan cities and urban counties like DuPage County. These are called "entitlement communities" or "participating jurisdictions." Entitlement communities are typically municipalities with populations over 50,000 and urban counties with populations over 200,000. States, local governments, and consortium of governments apply for these block grants by preparing and submitting plans for their use to HUD. The Consolidated Plan looks at the housing and community development needs of low-income people, and the inventory of housing in the community. The Consolidated Plan also looks at money that is available, or that could be made available, to meet housing and community development needs. The document also describes DuPage County Community Development Commission's prioritization of these needs and identifies strategies that the CDC will utilize to meet those needs over a 5 year period.