DuPage County: A HUD Entitlement Community
HUD has classified DuPage County as an Entitlement Community. The CDBG entitlement program allocates annual grants to larger cities and urban counties to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and opportunities to expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.
Each year, HUD awards each entitlement community a grant, calculated with a formula utilizing several objective measures of community needs, including the extent of poverty, population, housing overcrowding, age of housing and population growth lag in relationship to other metropolitan areas.
HUD awards grants to entitlement community grantees to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services.
Entitlement communities develop their own programs and funding priorities. However, grantees must give maximum feasible priority to activities which benefit low- and moderate-income persons. The funding priorities for DuPage are outlined in the 5-year Consolidated Plan.
The DuPage County Community Development Commission (CDC) was established in 1975 as a cooperative effort of DuPage municipalities and the County Board. The primary responsibility of the CDC is to advise the County Board on the following programs:
Learn more about Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Learn more about Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Neighborhood Investment
Learn more about the Emergency Solutions Grant
Learn more about the HOME Investment Partnerships program
The Community Development Block Grant - Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) Program was made available through Public Law 116-136 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) signed by the President on March 27, 2020. DuPage County is receiving Community Development Block Grant - Coronavirus Response (CDBG-CV) funds under this Public Law as a result of a Presidential declaration of a nationwide emergency, pursuant to section 501(b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5191(b)). This declaration was in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds can only for projects that clearly prevent, prepare for, and/or respond to coronavirus. Funding has been awarded to various agencies.
To learn more about Community Development Block Grant - Coronavirus (CDBG-CV)
No new grant applications being accepted.
The Emergency Solutions Grant - Coronavirus (ESG-CV) Program was made available through Public Law 116-136 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) signed by the President on March 27, 2020. DuPage County is receiving Emergency Solutions Grant - Coronavirus (ESG-CV) funds under this Public Law as a result of a Presidential declaration of a nationwide emergency, pursuant to section 501(b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5191(b)). This declaration was in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds can only be used for projects to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts created by coronavirus under the Emergency Solutions Grants program as authorized under subtitle B of title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11371 et seq.), as amended. Funding has been awarded to various agencies.
No new grant applications being accepted.
DuPage County received Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery Grant (CDBG-DR) in the amount of $31,526,000 in accordance with the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-2). This grant was made available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist disaster recovery efforts in response to declared major disasters occurring in DuPage County in April 2013. Funding has been awarded to various agencies.
To learn more about Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Assistance (CDBG-DR)
DuPage County offers information and referral services 24 hours/day, 7 days/week by calling 2-1-1 or by visiting 211dupage.gov. The community resource database includes information on housing, food, transportation, employment, and many other services to help address essential basic and economic needs.
For more information on HUD programs, rules and regulations.
- HUD Exchange - information on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), HOME Investment Partnership, Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), and more.
- HUD Clips - HUD online resource for forms, handbooks, policies, and other related information.
- HUD Public Housing and Voucher Programs - information about HUD public and housing voucher programs.
Community level data is available through the following to aid in understanding community demographics, needs, and metrics.
- DuPage Continuum of Care for data related to homelessness and housing.
- Community Services Block Grant Needs Assessment
- Impact DuPage for data related to health, housing, economy, and education.
- American Community Survey for demographic, housing, education, and financial related data.
- HUD User for housing needs, market conditions, exiting programs, and research on housing and community development issues.
- Davis Bacon Act - Wage Determination - A wage determination (WD) is a set of wages, fringe benefits, and work rules that the U.S. Department of Labor has ruled to be prevailing for a given labor category in a given locality.