Community Development Advisory Council

The City receives a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from HUD to serve the needs of low- and moderate-income people, families, and communities. CDBG is the largest annual federal grant to the City that addresses human service needs. The CDAC is a working advisory committee established to represent low- and moderate-income people and communities supported by CDBG funding. CDAC makes recommendations to the City's Budget Director regarding  development, implementation, and evaluation of programs covered under the Action Plan and Comprehensive Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER).

 

Areas of Engagement are:

  • Community Improvements and Housing Programs
  • Public Service
  • Citizen Engagement

 

 

Community Development Advisory Committee

 

The City of Chicago (City) receives an annual formula allocation of grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant, Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS and Home Investment Partnership programs. 

 

The Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) serves in an advisory capacity to the City of Chicago, Office of Budget and Management (OBM) on policy and administrative matters related to the administration of federal entitlement funds awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): primarily for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Applicants wishing to become a member of the Community Development Advisory Committee CDAC are encouraged to apply at: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dps/isupplier/current-bids.html .

 

Question regarding Registration or the Application are directed as follows:

 

Application and/or Technical Questions:

OBMGMU@Cityofchicago.org  or  (312) 744-0358

 

Registration

eProcSupport@cityofchicago.org

 

 

CDAC Membership

CDAC members are appointed by the Mayor and the board is comprised of City residents who represent some of the following areas of interests and expertise: affordable housing; homelessness; disability services; neighborhood revitalization; social services; fair housing; public finance, accounting, and auditing; economic development; and non-profit management. CDAC membership will be no less than 15 and no greater than 23 members. In addition, CDAC must have reprsentation by members, or a minimum of 20% of the total membership, who are persons of low- and moderate-income groups and/or minority groups. As CDAC is a working advisory council, members are expected to commit to quarterly meetings and active participation in sub-committees.

 

Current list of CDAC members

Member Name

Term Expires

Pamela Butts

5/31/2019

Kirstin Chernawsky

5/31/2019

Selma D'Souza

5/31/2019

Sheryl Holman

5/31/2019

Dr. Hong Liu

5/31/2019

Anthony Lowery

5/31/2019

Jennifer Maddox

5/31/2019

Maria Ruiz

5/31/2019

Megan B Winzeler

5/31/2019

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact CDGA@cityofchicago.org

 Supporting Information Facts

 Additional Information

2017 – 2018 CDAC Meeting Schedule

*Dates and locations are subject to change

 

 

CDAC Meeting Minutes, Schedules, and Members

 

 

 

 

 

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