Planning and Development

About Our Programs

 

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Mission
The Cook County Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is committed to  developing sustainable communities by fostering economic opportunities and business development; preserving and expanding the supply of safe, decent, and affordable housing; facilitating infrastructure improvements; promoting fair housing; and supporting social services and programs that address the problems of homelessness.

Role
DPD’s role within the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development (BED) is to connect housing, community development, and economic development efforts in pursuit of stronger, more viable communities and to leverage the County’s resources toward the retention and creation of businesses and jobs thereby expanding the County’s tax base.

Mandates and Key Activities
• Supports the expansion of economic opportunities
• Supports sustainable community investment
• Implements affordable housing strategies
• Supports social service and homelessness programs
• Improves performance and capacity of grants management personnel

For More Information
Please see this link for more information regarding DPD and its operations including latest news, and related documents: http://blog.cookcountyil.gov/economicdevelopment. Related inquiries can also be directed to: info.dev@cookcountyil.gov.