Village of Arlington Heights


Community Development Block Grant

 

Community Development Block Grant  (CDBG)

The VIllage of Arlington Heights receives funding through the Federal government's U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for housing and community development programs.  The Village is an "entitlement community" for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds which may be used to address the housing and community development needs of the community, particularly the needs of residents who are low- and moderate-income.

As an entitlement community, the Village may develop its  own program and funding priorities.  Every five years. the Village adopts a Consolidated Plan explaining the community's needs and priorities as well as the programs and projects it intends to fund.

Annually, the Village adopts an Annual Action Plan that explains how the Village will use its Federal resources (including its CDBG funds) during the individual fiscal year.  Annual Action Plans become a part of the Consolidated Plan.

CDBG funds must be used primarily for the benefit of low- and moderate-income persons.  Generally, CDBG funds may be for the following, subject to federal regulations:

  • Acquisition of real property
  • Relocation and demolition
  • Rehabilitation of residential and non-residential structures
  • Construction of public facilities and improvements
  • Public services (subject to the funding cap explained below)
  • Economic development
  • Planning and administration (subject to the funding cap explained below)
Each year, a maximum of 15% of funds may be used for public services, a maximum of 20% may be used for grant administration, and at least 65% is used for housing programs, public facilities, infrastructure improvements, and other uses allowed under federal regulations.  Programs and services may be delivered directly by the Village of Arlington Heights or the Village may make subgrants to agencies to carry-out eligible programs and projects.

The Consolidated Plan/Annual Action process begins in late September of each year when CDBG grant application forms are made available by the Village.  Next, the Village holds two public hearings concerning the Consolidated Plan (every five years) and Annual Action Plan (annually) to determine the priority housing and community development needs of the Village.  After the first public hearing, a draft Consolidated Plan and/or Annual Action Plan is made available for a 30-day public comment period.  The second public hearing is usually held in early March.  Usually, the Consolidated Plan and/or Annual Action Plan is adopted by the Village Board at the conclusion of the second public hearing.

To be placed on the mailing list to receive CDBG application forms and information about dates and times of public meetings concerning the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans, contact the Village's Department of Planning and Community Development at (847) 368-5200 or via email at
planning@vah.com.

 

2016-2017 DRAFT Annual Action Plan - Public Comment Period

The Village of Arlington Heights will make available for public comment a DRAFT of its fiscal year 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan on May 12, 2016.  The Annual Action Plan contains a description of the Village’s plans for addressing the housing and community development needs in the Village during the fiscal year.  The Annual Action Plan contains the amount of assistance expected to be received and the range of activities that may be undertaken.  Any activities to be funded by the Village of Arlington Heights through HOME, CDBG, ESG, HOPWA, Public Housing Comprehensive Grant or other HUD programs are described therein.  The Village anticipates that all federal funds will be used to benefit low and moderate-income residents of Arlington Heights, and the activities will not result in the displacement of any Arlington Heights residents.

Persons interested in receiving a copy of the DRAFT of the Consolidated Plan, may telephone or pick up a copy during regular business hours at:

Village of Arlington Heights
Department of Planning and Community Development
33 S. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL60005
Telephone: (847) 368-5200  TYY: (847) 368-5794

The DRAFT Annual Action Plan will also be available on the Village’s website and at the following location: 

Arlington Heights Memorial Public Library
500 N. Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Telephone: (847) 392-0100

Village Hall is wheelchair accessible.  Should you need an auxiliary aid or service, such as a sign language interpreter or materials in alternate formats, please contact David Robb, Disability Services Coordinator at (847) 368-5793 or (847) 368-5794 (TTY).  Requests for accommodations should be made as soon as possible. 

The Department of Planning and Community Development staff will be available to accept written or verbal comments during regular business hours at Village Hall: 33 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL60005, (847) 368-5214.  Written comments may be mailed to the Village at:  33 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL60005 or sent by fax to (847) 368-5988.  This public comment period expires at 5:00 p.m. on June 13, 2016.

 
2016 - 2017 Annual Action Plan and CDBG Budget - Public Hearing

The The Village of Arlington Heights is in the process of developing its Federal Fscal Year 2016 - 2017 Annual Action Plan. The Annual Action Plan identifies the overall housing and community development needs that the Village plans to address including those it will address using its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds during the program year. The primary focus is the needs of low- and moderate-income residents.

The Federal resources expected to be received during the 1-year period of the Annual Action Plan are shown below:

FY 2016 CDBG Entitlement Grant:                                                $249,746

Estimated Prior Year’s CDBG Carry Over Funds:                         $132,900

Anticipated CDBG Program Income:                                             $  50,000

Total Estimated CDBG Funds Available:                                       $432,646

 
The estimates above may be adjusted prior to the public hearing as additional information becomes available concerning current year expenditures and program income.


A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD CONCERNING THE 2016- 2017 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN:

Date: Monday, May 9, 2016

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Place: Board Room, Municipal Building, 33 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL


The funds available are expected to fund a range of activities including the provision of decent housing and suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.

The Village does not anticipate the displacement of any persons as the result of any activities presented in its Federal 2016 Annual Action Plan.  If any displacement does occur, the Village will comply with all federal laws and regulations concerning assistance to displaced persons.  The Arlington Heights Department of Planning and Community Development will respond to any problems associated with displacement in the Village.  The Village anticipates that all of the activities funded will benefit very low, low and moderate income persons as defined by HUD. 

For more information, contact Nora Boyer, Housing Planner, (847) 368-5214.  Village Hall is wheelchair accessible.  Provisions will be arranged for any non-English speaking persons or individuals with disabilities who wish to attend.  If non-English speaking persons wish to participate in the public hearing, and if a request for assistance is made at least 5 working days before the public hearing, the Village of Arlington Heights will arrange for translation.  With notice, the Village will arrange to have a sign language interpreter present or a real time captionist available for the hearing impaired. Should you need an auxiliary aid or service, such as a sign language interpreter or materials in alternate formats, please contact David Robb, Disability Services Coordinator at (847) 368-5793 or (847) 368-5794 (TTY).  Requests for accommodations should be made as soon as possible. 


2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan 

The Village of Arlington Heights' 2015 - 2019 Consolidated Plan was adopted by the Village Board on March 2, 2015. This Consolidated Plan includes the Village's Annual Action Plan for May 1, 2015 - April 30, 2016 program year. This Annual Action Plan contains the budget and descriptions of programs that the Village will undertake during the program year (May 1, 2015 - April 30, 2016).

CDBG - Recovery

In 2009, the Village received access to an additional $77,488 in CDBG funds through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009.  The Village used these funds as shown in the CDBG-R Budget document.


Contractor Opportunities - Residential Rehabilitation

Several of the programs funded by the Village of Arlington Heights utilizing its federal entitlement funds include the rehabilitation of single-family residences and group homes.  The Village seeks local contractors such as general contractors, roofing companies, plumbers and electricians, and concrete and asphalt contractors to perform work under the Village's programs for the benefit of our residents.  Contractors are being sought for these and other trades, and the Village of Arlington Heights is committed to providing equal opportunity for minority business enterprises and women's business enterprises (MBE/WBE).  Interested contractors are asked to complete a Contractor Qualification Form, including evidence of insurance and licenses/certifications.  Participating contractors must also be licensed to perform work in the VIllage of Arlington Heights prior to performing work under any of the Village-funding programs.

Fair Housing

The Village of Arlington Heights has enacted a local fair housing ordinance that prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origian, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, and other unlawful discrimination listed in Article 3 of the Illinois Human Rights Act, as now or hereafter amended.  The Village has a Fair Housing Review Board that reviews fair housing complaints.  Further information concerning the Village's local fair housing ordinance and a Housing Discrimination Information Form for filing complaints are available in the Document Center or by calling the Department of Planning and Community Development at 847-368-5200.


Past Annual Action Plans/Consolidated Plans
2014 - 2015 Annual Action Plan

On March 3, 2014 the Village adoped the final 2014 - 2015 Annual Action Plan. The 2014 - 2015 Annual Action Plan describes the programs to be carried out during the year May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015, including the Village's CDBG-funded programs.

 

2013 - 2014 Annual Action Plan 

On June 17, 2013, the Village adopted the final 2013-2014 Annual Action Plan.  The 2013-2014 Annual Action Plan and the 2013-2014 Annual Action Plan Attachments describe the programs to be carried out during the year May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014 including the Village's CDBG-funded programs.
 

2012 - 2013 Annual Action Plan

On March 5, 2012 the Village Board adopted the Village's 2012-2013 Annual Action Plan.  This 2012-2013 Annual Action Plan and the 2012-2013 Annual Action Plan Attachments describe the programs to be carried out during the year May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013 including the Village's CDBG-funded programs.

 

2011 - 2012 Annual Action Plan

On March 7, 2011 the Village Board adopted the Village's 2011-2012 Annual Action Plan.  This Annual Action Plan describes the programs to be carried out during the program year May 1, 2011 - April 30, 2012 including the Village's CDBG funded programs.


2010 - 2014 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan

The Village of Arlington Heights' five-year Consolidated Plan for Federal fiscal years 2010-2014 was adopted by the Village Board on March 1, 2010.  This Consolidated Plan includes the Village's Annual Action Plan for the Village's May 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011 fiscal year.  This Annual Action Plan contains a budget and description of the programs that the Village will undertake during the program year (May 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011).    

 


 

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