City of Decatur 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan Meetings being held October 30, 2019

The City of Decatur invites interested persons, organizations, and agencies to participate in the development of 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan. The City will hold two public meetings to gather information to assess the community’s current needs, identify resources available to meet the needs, and set a long-term strategy and short-term action steps to address the priority of unmet needs.

The meetings will be held Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at the Decatur Civic Center, 1st Floor Classrooms.  The first meeting is scheduled for 12:00 noon.  The second meeting is scheduled for 5:30 P.M.  The Decatur Civic Center is located at:  1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza, Decatur, Illinois.

The 5-year Consolidated Plan guides the City in its use of funding received annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist in providing decent housing, suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities principally for low- and moderate-income persons. The document serves as a tool for other community organizations seeking federal funding for program which support these goals.

The Consolidated Plan is a planning document for the City which builds on a participatory process among citizens, organizations, business, and other stakeholders. The document provides a strategy for carrying out HUD programs.

Comments received from the public meetings and surveys to be distributed at the public meetings will be used in preparing a draft Consolidated Plan. The draft will list proposed goals and activities designed to meet identified needs.  A public meeting for the draft 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan will be held in February 2020.  The final document shall be submitted to HUD in March 2020.

Comments and questions concerning the Consolidated Plan or public meetings may be submitted to: or contact Vickie Buckingham at (217) 424-2777. Written comments can be mailed to City of Decatur- Neighborhood Services Division, #1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza, Decatur, IL  62523.

For more information contact: Richelle D. Irons, Neighborhood Services Manager 217-424-2864 or