Arlington Heights, Palatine, and Cook County are among the 16 total Illinois communities to receive federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Overall, Arlington Heights will receive $269,344, while Palatine is set to receive $476,996 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. This program offers communities flexibility to address a wide range community development needs. Started in 1974, the CDBG program has been one of HUD's longest and continuously run programs to date. On an annual basis, CDBG provides grants to 1,209 local government municipalities and state.
Cook County as a whole will receive $10,630,363 in CDBG funding, $6,261,226 in HOME and $869,683 in ESG. Through the HOME program, Cook County will be able to expand the supply of affordable housing through local housing program. ESG funds will assist the county in providing assistance to residents experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness. This funding is crucial in situations when rapid re-housing is needed.