Economic & Community Development Agency

Changing lives and making neighborhoods better


2021 Community Needs Surveys

We need your input in our 2021 Community Needs Surveys! Click below to take our four surveys:



Housing Needs

Homeless Needs

Non-Housing Needs

Economic Needs



All four surveys total will take less than 20 minutes, and you can be a voice for your community!


Frequently Asked Questions:

Why are you doing these surveys?
The City of Kankakee has received Community Development Block Grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The primary objectives of the CDBG program are to provide decent housing, a suitable living environment and expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons and neighborhoods.

CDBG rules require the City to develop a consolidated plan every five years and Kankakee delegates that responsibility to the Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA). HUD encourages the lead agency to consult with interested parties including agencies, groups, organizations, income-eligible persons and other interested parties. We need your input to help us establish our program priorities for the next five years.

The Kankakee ECDA is required provide a concise summary of the nature and extent of HOUSING NEEDS, NON-HOUSING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS, HOMELESSNESS NEEDS and ECONOMIC NEEDS in the jurisdiction.

What will these surveys be used for?
Your responses to the following surveys help us prepare those summaries and describe our strategies for addressing those issues during the next five years.

When is the last day to take the surveys?
Survey is open through April 30, 2021.