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: .


Question regarding Registration or the Application are directed as follows:


Application and/or Technical Questions:  or  (312) 744-0358





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


Kirstin Chernawsky


Selma D'Souza


Sheryl Holman


Dr. Hong Liu


Anthony Lowery


Jennifer Maddox


Maria Ruiz


Megan B Winzeler


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

 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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