Housing Rehabilitation Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Housing Rehabilitation Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The City of Ottawa is working with North Central Illinois Council of Governments (NCICG) on applying for a Housing Rehabilitation Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). This grant targets housing projects which preserve single-family, owner-occupied housing and encourage neighborhood revitalization. The funds would address housing needs of eligible low-to-moderate income households. Eligible uses of funds range from structural work to electrical, plumbing, new appliances, flooring, ADA, and accessibility accommodations, and more. Grants provide residents with safe and sanitary living conditions and help to stabilize neighborhoods and affordable housing in the community.

For a completive grant we must target a specific area. The targeted project area is bounded by Columbus Street on the west, railroad tracts to the north and Fox River along the southeast. SEE MAP for specific area.

Homeowners located within the target area – your participation is needed!! If you are a homeowner please print this SURVEY (link to the survey), double-sided and fill it out. Surveys will be held in confidence in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-579).

Complete all requested information based on the household occupants.
On the first page if respondent wishes you do not need to complete the “minority benefit determination”. Just check “I choose to not respond”.

Blank survey’s also available in City Hall. Please return the survey to North Central Illinois Council of Governments (NCICG) or City Hall as soon as possible.

Return Survey Locations:

North Central Illinois Council of Governments, 613 West Marquette Street, Ottawa IL
Ottawa City Hall, 301 West Madison Street, Ottawa, IL

Connie Buchanan, NCICG, Phone: 815-433-5830, email: cbuchanan@ncicg.org
Tami Koppen, City of Ottawa, Phone: 815-343-4800, email: tkoppen@cityofottawa.org

A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 7:00pm. This will be at the beginning of the City Council meeting. It is critical to the grant application that a minimum of 10 residents within the project area attend this meeting.