To give policy guidance, plan, fund, and coordinate economic development, infrastructure and human services programs and projects that improve City neighborhoods, facilitate affordable housing development, and assist Aurora residents who live at or below 80% of the Area Median Family Income ($88,250 for a four person household in 2023).
The City receives funds annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address community development and housing needs. A five-year Consolidated Plan establishes priorities and each year an Annual Action Plan sets out action items and associated funding for the program year (January 1 - December 31).
How We Help
Community Development is the lead agency responsible for carrying out activities to meet the City’s long-standing housing and community development priorities related to the goals and objectives defined in its 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, which address physical, economic, demographic, and social conditions throughout the City.
Through an annual, competitive application process, the City identifies partners to help achieve identified goals and objectives.
CDBG Partners in 2023:
- Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry
- Aurora Financial Empowerment Center
- Aurora Regional Fire Museum
- CASA Kane County
- City of Aurora Engineering
- City of Aurora Senior & Disability Services
- Fox Valley Park District
- Jennings Terrace
- Mutual Ground
- NAMI DuPage
- Prairie State Legal Services
- Public Action to Deliver Shelter, Inc. (DBA Hesed House)
- Quad County Urban League
- Rebuilding Together Aurora
- Senior Services Associates
- The Neighbor Project