Community Development Division

The Community Development Division manages housing and community development programs and initiatives that benefit low to moderate income families and/or areas, and oversees the annual administration of grant funds including Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and Home Investments Partnership Program (HOME) funds. The Division also manages long-range planning related to the County’s Land Resource Management Plan and implementation efforts for two County Neighborhood Plans. 

Contact Information

Community Development Division
58 East Clinton Street - Suite 100
Joliet, IL 60432
815-774-7890 (phone)
815-774-7895 (fax)




We Will Grow Community Garden Program

We Will Grow Food For All Program

We Will Build Fair Housing Initiative

Shorewood Horizon Development Community

Grant Administration

Will County, Illinois receives annual funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

The CDBG funds are utilized for infrastructure improvements and to assist community development agencies. HOME provides formula grants to States and localities that communities use often in partnership with local nonprofit groups to fund a wide range of activities that build, buy, and/or rehabilitate affordable housing for rent or home ownership or provide direct rental assistance to low-income people. ESG funds can be used to provide a wide range of services and supports under the five program components: Street Outreach, Emergency Shelter, Rapid Re-housing, Homelessness Prevention and Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS).  CDBG, HOME and ESG receive oversight from an Advisory Board.

Long Range Planning