Community Development Programs

Community Improvements

The City of DeKalb works with residents, community leaders, and social services agencies to provide a consistently high quality of life for all citizens of DeKalb. In order to accomplish this goal, the City provides a variety of programs funded through CDBG Program, Tax Increment Financing, and other sources.

 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a Federal program that provides significant funding for housing and community development activities. You may view the Consolidated Plan (2015-2019) and Annual Action Plans.

Human Services Funds are awarded on an annual basis to local not-for-profits with 501(c)(3) status who provide services to residents of the City of DeKalb.

Neighborhood Support Programs

The City also works with residents to improve individual neighborhoods by creating and implementing plans for neighborhood revitalization and providing neighborhood support programs.

Community Resources

DeKalb is home to a variety of social service agencies. Please visit the Community Resources page for more information.

Unfortunately, financial assistance is not available from the City of DeKalb for rent, security deposits, nor down-payments for homes. However, the State of Illinois may be a source of financial assistance to home buyers. To learn more about home buyer financial assistance, please visit the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) website.