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Will County Land Use Department
58 East Clinton St., Suite 100
Joliet, IL 60432

Ph: 815.774.3321

Will County Land Use Department

Personnel of the Will County Land Use Department are charged by the County Executive and the County Board to serve as the citizens' land use stewards, providing guidance and assistance for the lifecycle development of the built and natural environments within unincorporated and, in some instances, incorporated portions of the County. The individual and collective efforts of Land Use team members accomplish this charge through efficient and effective planning, regulatory and procedural systems that are applied in a transparent, consistent, equitable and courteous manner.

The department consists of four divisions: Administration and Enforcement, Community Development, Development Services, Resource Recovery & Energy (RR&E)

SmartGov Public Portal

The Will County Land Use Department maintains a cloud-based permitting system.  Through this online system, contractors and applicants apply for permits, submit documents, schedule inspections, pay fees, print their permit, and view detailed information regarding their permits.  To access the Will County Land Use Department SmartGov Public Portal, please click on the link below.

Apply & View Permits Online


Land Use Announcements

Nina Campbell
/ Categories: Land Use

Announcement - April 5, 2023

Announcement - April 5, 2023
Will County anticipates receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Consortium funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the 2023 Program Year and is presently accepting proposals.

This year, the County is using new web-based grant management software, Amplifund, for grant management. The 2023 Applications are available and can be obtained electronically at  
https://www.gotomygrants.com/Public/opportunities/35648.


An application tutorial is available here: https://streamlinksoftware.wistia.com/medias/bhwcnixh50


CDBG Allocation $2,082,346
Available for Competitive Application: $1,396,655 ($312,351 of which is public service)

HOME Allocation: $1,404,561
Available for Competitive Application: $1,264,104 ($210,684 of which is reserved for CHDO) HOME 
Consortiums funds are allocated 60/40 between projects located or benefitting Will County (60%) and City of Joliet 40%

The following applications are available:

Applications Program/Project Types Fund Source
CDBG Community Services Community service programs that fall under the CDBG Public Service Cap  CDBG: $312,351
CDBG Capital Improvements

Community facilities rehabilitation
Public infrastructure including water, sewer, drainage
Multi family housing rehabilitation

CDBG: $1,084,303
CDBG/HOME Housing Services HOME TBRA Program and delivery Owner Occupied Rehab Program
CDBG Downpayment Assistance Program Housing Counseling
HOME Down Payment Assistance Program
CDBG: $1,084,303
HOME: $1,053,420
HOME Multi- Family Development New Construction/Rehabilitation of rental developments 
(including group homes) that do/will benefit low-income households
HOME: $1,053,420
CHDO RESERVE:
$210,684
HOME Single- Family Development New Construction/Rehabilitation of homebuyer units that do/will be sold to low-income households HOME: $1,053,420
CHDO RESERVE:
$210,684


Applications are reviewed and ranked based on the criteria in the applications and the ability to meet the goals identified in the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, which is available on the website at 
planning documents.

To learn about CDBG, HOME, please visit:
CDBG: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/cdbg-entitlement/
HOME: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/home/

Applications are due by Wednesday, April 26, 2023, and will close at midnight.

Details about the meeting with the CDBG/HOME Advisory Board and the public hearing date and time will be announced at a later time. Additional information and application updates can be found on our website https://www.willcountyillinois.com/County-Offices/Economic-Development/Will-County-Land-Use-Department/Community-Development-Division/Grant-Administration/Application-Cycle
 

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