An Affordable Housing Strategy for Impact DuPage

May 11, 2016

An Affordable Housing Strategy for Impact DuPage

Since 2013, a group of community leaders in DuPage County have focused on creating a county-wide initiative that will challenge partners to consider the power of a collective impact approach to influence "needle-moving" change under these circumstances. This group became Impact DuPage. The organization focuses on five priorities, including affordable housing.

This project will use data and outreach to identify affordable housing issues in DuPage County, including their links to the transportation system. Possible recommendations will include key housing issues in DuPage County and possible projects, programs, policies, and partnerships that Impact DuPage could choose to pursue when developing its approach to those housing issues. CMAP will support this project through the Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program.

DuPage County recently adopted its 2015-19 Consolidated Plan and two groups of communities in DuPage County have worked (or are working with) CMAP on Homes for a Changing Region housing plans. The final report will build on existing local housing work and avoid duplicative research or contradictory recommendations. 

This planning process, which is designed to be completed in approximately 10 months, consists of four main phases. The first two phases focus on gathering input on the key housing issues in DuPage County through data and stakeholder input, which will then be synthesized into an existing conditions report. The final two phases will focus on the development of recommendations, report creation, community feedback, and report adoption.



Existing conditions

In late 2016, CMAP completed an existing conditions report for this project. The existing conditions report will serve as the basis for the vision, goals, and strategies in the final report. Read the existing conditions report.

Final report

In June 2017, CMAP and Impact DuPage finalized the report. Read the final report.


Amy Snodgrass, DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform (

Jonathan Burch, CMAP Project Manager ( or 312-386-8690)

For more on the project and upcoming events, follow CMAP's Twitter feed at @ONTO2050 and hashtag #CMAPLTA for the latest updates.

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