Housing & Community Development Committee
The HCDC is a member of the South Suburban Land Bank & Development Authority (SSLBDA), which was formed in 2012. Land banks exist as a regional economic development tool for municipalities with limited manpower and financial resources to legally hold, manage and develop tax or bank foreclosed properties and put them back into productive use. The Land Bank was made possible by a HUD Sustainable Communities Grant awarded to the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) in 2011. SSMMA helped establish and provide technical assistance for the SSLBDA.
The HCDC is continually working on identifying properties for rehabilitation & demolition in order to increase value for homeowners in the Village.
In December 2014, HCDC applied for the Illinois Housing Development Authority’s (IDHA’s) Blight Reduction Program which partners with South Suburban Land Bank & Development Authority, Park Forest, City of Joliet & Village of Robbins. The Blight Reduction Program is an IDHA program to decrease preventable foreclosure and stabilize neighborhoods by supporting Illinois units of government and Not-For-Profit Partners as we target blighted, vacant residential properties in our communities for demolition, greening and eventual reuse or redevelopment.
|Chairperson: Alice Peterson|