The City of Elgin has been an entitlement community receiving Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) on a yearly basis from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) since 1976. The funding allocation each year is determined by a formula developed by HUD. CDBG funding is to be used to provide decent housing and a suitable living environment by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate-income citizens. CDBG Funds may also be used for municipal infrastructure improvements in areas with a majority of Low- to Moderate Income residents.
The City's Priorities for 2016
The 2016-2017 Program Year is the 42nd year the City of Elgin will receive CDBG funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. On December 16, 2015, the city launched the 2016 CDBG program year with a public hearing to amend the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan to re-prioritize its policies on the use and allocation of funds. At that time, the city council directed staff to prioritize the allocation of funds towards:
improvement of the city’s infrastructure,
continue emergency funding for repairs at homes of low- to moderate-income persons, and
administration of the grant.
Following the direction of the city council noted earlier, the Community Development Department has submitted three applicationsfor funding.
The city develops its own program and funding priorities through the development of the Five Year Consolidated Plan. The consolidated plan outlines funding priorities over a five-year period. Applications made for funding are accepted on a yearly basis, which usually takes place from the end of October to the middle of December. Nonprofit organizations may apply for funding during this time.
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing
The City of Elgin, in cooperation with Kane County and the City of Aurora, completed an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing in 2012. The document is part of the fair housing planning required of communities that receive certain funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This report identifies specific barriers to fair housing and proposes recommendations for addressing these items.
Questions should be directed to:
Community Development Department
Attn: Denise Momodu
150 Dexter Ct.
Elgin, IL 60120