Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
The Community Development Block Grant Program provides Federal funding to the Village to improve neighborhoods and housing opportunities for predominantly low and moderate income residents.
Single Family Home Repair Program
A zero-interest deferred loan of up to $25,000 -with no monthly payments- is available to help moderate and low income Village residents complete home repairs to address existing code violations, safety issues, and weatherization issues. Typical repairs include roofing, doors and windows, plumbing, electrical wiring, heating and/or basic structural repairs. (Loans are not made for interior or exterior decorating). The program is funded through the Village's CDBG allocation and administered by North West Housing Partnership (NWHP), a non-profit agency. For additional information please contact NWHP at 847-969-0561 or www.nwhp.net.
Single Family Home Repair Program Brochure
Home Repair Pre-Application
To be eligible, you must meet the income requirements below (subject to change):
|Persons in Household||Income Level|
|1||Less than $43,050|
|2||Less than $49,200|
|3||Less than $55,350|
|4||Less than $61,500|
|5||Less than $66,450|
|6||Less than $71,350|
Neighborhood Infrastructure Improvements
An additional priority of the Village's CDBG plan is infrastructure improvements in low to moderate income neighborhoods. These improvements include public street reconstruction and lighting. In 2015, CDBG funds were used to reconstruct Newark Lane and in 2016, funds were used to reconstruct Apache Lane. For a map of eligible neighborhoods, click HERE.
Cook County HOME Consortium
The Village joined the Cook County HOME Investment Partnerships Program in October 2015. This combined funding effort can be used for low to moderate income housing development, housing assistance and support, residential rehabilitation, or down-payment assistance.
2017 CDBG Annual Action Plan (AAP) Draft Available for Comment
The Village of Hoffman Estates will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Dr. Sylvia Lam Training Room at Village Hall, to receive public input on the Village's draft CDBG 2017-18 Annual Action Plan. The Plan provides a roadmap for the use of funds by the Village of Hoffman Estates for the period of October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.
A copy of the draft AAP will be available for a 30-day comment period beginning June 27, 2017, from the Village of Hoffman Estates Planning Division, or by clicking the link above. All interested people are encouraged to submit written comments on this report to the Village of Hoffman Estates, Planning Division, 1900 Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, 60169, no later than July 27, 2017.
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocates funding for the Village's CDBG program, and ensures that the Village abides by Federal regulations in the utilization of funds.
The 2017-18 Plan will be the 3rd year within the Village's current 5-year CDBG Consolidated Plan.
Questions about the CDBG program can be directed to Ryan Johnson at 847-781-2669.
Current CDBG Documents
If you would like to review CDBG documents from 2006-2013, please contact the Planning Division.
FAIR HOUSING INFORMATION
The Village has a website page dedicated to Fair Housing education, complaints, and concerns. It is located under the main page "Residents" tab or by clicking HERE.
FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER OR VETERAN LOOKING TO BUY?
The Village of Hoffman Estates is not currently offering its own homebuyer programs but the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) has programs available. Find more information see our First Time Homebuyer Information Flyer (PDF).
DOWN PAYMENT & CLOSING COST ASSISTANCE
Residents may be eligible for a grant of up to $2,000 toward their upcoming down payment or closing costs. The grant can be combined with other federal, state, and local grants and loans, and it is available for one or two-unit, attached, detached, or condominium properties. Buyers are NOT required to be first time homebuyers. The grant is funded jointly by Barrington Bank & Trust and Wintrust Mortgage. For more information, see the flyer HERE. The program is administered by North West Housing Partnership (NWHP). Contact NWHP at 847-969-0561 or www.nwhp.net.
FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER PURCHASE ASSISTANCE
North West Housing Partnership (NWHP) also administers a first-time homebuyer financial assistance program. Up to $5,000 per applicant is available towards home purchase, dependent upon income eligibility. Income verification is required. Contact NWHP at 847-969-0561.
GRANT AVAILABLE FOR HOME ACCESSIBILITY NEEDS
Low income homeowners may qualify for a grant up to $25,000 in home modification, performed by professional contractors. This Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) grant is forgivable after 5 years. Eligible improvements include: grab bars, chair lift, handicap accessible showers, widening of doorways and lowered cabinets. The flyer and pre-application form is available HERE. The program is administered by North West Housing Partnership (NWHP): call 847-969-0561 or visit www.nwhp.net.
HELP FOR AMERICA'S HOMEOWNERS - ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?
Click HERE to see if you are among the 7 to 9 million homeowners who may be eligible for a modification or a refinance under the Making Home Affordable program. Through this website, borrowers can also connect with free counseling resources to help with outstanding questions; locate homeowner events in their communities; find a handy checklist of key documents and materials to have ready when making that important call to their servicer as well as FAQs from borrowers in similar circumstances; and much more. Need urgent help? Contact the Homeowner's HOPE Hotline at 888/995-HOPE.
KEEP YOUR HOME, ILLINOIS!
If you are at risk of foreclosure, or are struggling with your mortgage payments, click HERE to view the Illinois Housing Development Authority's (IHDA) "Saving My Home" webpage. This webpage contains helpful resources for Illinois homeowners, including the Illinois Hardest Hit Program, which provides relief for eligible homeowners with a reverse mortgage. Nearly half of all people who use foreclosure prevention services are able to keep their home [Source: Center for Housing Policy].
The State of Illinois has established the Mortgage Relief Project to help you take advantage of new government programs that can help you lower your mortgage payments, avoid foreclosure and keep your home. Call the Mortgage Relief Project toll-free hotline at 800/532-8785 or visit the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation website at www.idfpr.com.
For information on Home Ownership Programs and help for homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgage visit the Illinois Housing Development authority website at www.ihda.org.
A list of HUD-approved housing counseling agencies in the area can be found at www.hud.gov.
DO YOU NEED TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT LEAD?
Lead is a toxic material that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes. Lead also can be emitted into the air from motor vehicles and industrial sources, and lead can enter drinking water from plumbing materials. Lead may cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and under are most at risk. The most common sources of lead poisoning are from deteriorating lead-based paint, lead contaminated dust and lead contaminated resident soil. To read more about Lead Poisoning and how to check your family and home for lead, click HERE.
Other Village departments provide services and programs for low and moderate income residents, including the elderly and disabled.
Subsidized Taxi Program: Transportation and Engineering Department.
Financial, Physical Health, and other Counseling Services: Department of Health and Human Services.
- Housing Authority of Cook County: 312-663-1009
- Housing Choice Partners: 312-386-1009
- North West Housing Partnership: 847-969-0561
- Illinois Housing Development Authority: 312-836-5200
- The Devonshire, Brookdale Senior Living: 847-490-5800
- Poplar Creek Village, Carefree Development: 847-885-1444
TRANSITIONAL HOUSING AND HOMELESS ASSISTANCE
- Alliance to End Homelessness, Cook County: 708-345-4035
- CEDA Northwest: 847-392-2332
- WINGS: 847-908-0910
- Home of the Sparrow: 815-444-1660
- JOURNEYS | The Road Home: 847-963-9163
If you would like additional information regarding the CDBG program or housing assistance programs please contact the Planning Division, at 847-781-2660.