Planning and Development
The Cook County Department of Planning and Development is committed to cultivating vital 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 needs of some the County’s most vulnerable residents.
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
DPD consists of programmatic divisions which are supported by legal, financial, and compliance functions:
Community Development - Includes Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Programs
Disaster Recovery and Resilience (CDBG-DR)
Economic Development Programs
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