Community Development

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Quality of Life Applications.

2022 CDBG Application                  CDBG Example Progress Report

2022 Quality of Life Application     Quality of Life Example Progress Report

Recording of Pre-Application Workshop

Slides from Pre-Application Workshop

Public Notices

Public Hearing Notice for Substantial Amendment (2021-#3) to 2018, 2020, and 2021 Annual Action Plans.

City of Aurora 2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Quality of Life (QoL) Pre-Application Workshop Announcement 

NOI/RROF - Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry and Environmental Review Record

Mission Statement 

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 ($74,550 for a four person household in 2021).

Federal Funding 

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

A family standing together.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.

2021 Partner agencies include:

  • Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry
  • Fox Valley Park District
  • Mutual Ground
  • Prairie State Legal Services
  • Public Action to Deliver Shelter, Inc. (DBA Hesed House)
  • Quad County Urban League
  • Rebuilding Together Aurora
  • Seize the Future (DBA Invest Aurora)
  • Senior Services Associates, Inc.
  • Simply Destinee
  • The Neighbor Project