Each program year, the Village of Oak Park receives Community Development Block Grant funds and Emergency Solutions Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to primarily assist low and moderate income persons, including persons experiencing homelessness and those at risk.
Grant funds are spent based on the Village’s five-year Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development (Consolidated Plan), which is developed through input from the community and then submitted to HUD. The Village is in the process of writing a new Consolidated Plan, which will be submitted to HUD in August 2020.
Grantees such as Oak Park that are submitting a new Consolidated Plan aim to consult and encourage participation in the development of the Plan with local residents.
The Village will hold an open-house program year 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan priorities setting meeting from 5 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2019 in Room 101 of Village Hall at 123 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL 60302. For more information, call 708.358.5416.