Planning and Development

About Our Programs

Our Mission

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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.

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

Housed within our Department:

Community Development – includes CDBG-DR (Disaster Resilience) and National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC)
Affordable Housing

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