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Bureau of Economic Development l July 22, 2020

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The Cook County Department of Planning and Development (CCDPD) housed within our Bureau, in partnership with the Center for Neighborhood Technology, has developed Cook County’s next Consolidated Plan. It is a draft strategic plan that will guide investments, initiatives and partnerships over the next five years related to community development, housing, and economic development. 

Please take some time to review it and think about it. For questions or comments, please contact Dominic Tocci, Deputy Director, Cook County Department of Planning and development

Applicable Public Comment Period: 30 Days – June 30, 2020 through July 29, 2020

View draft plan and associated data:

Cook County Draft Plan 6_30_2020

Housing Market and Homeless Needs Assessment Data

(Recommend downloading spreadsheet to your computer then open it).

Cook County Department of Public Health Issues Travel Guidance Related to COVID-19

To limit potential spread of COVID-19, the Cook County Department of Public Health is recommending quarantine measures for persons entering the region from states around the county where the incidence of COVID-19 infection is high. View full release.

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President's Memorandum on the 2020 Census

On July 21, the President released a memorandum to prevent people who are undocumented from being reported in the 2020 Census for reapportionment purposes. This means that undocumented immigrants would be excluded from being reported in congressional districts when district lines are redrawn next year. 
The U.S. Constitution specifically states that Congressional representation should be allocated based on the total population in a state. There are no exceptions for immigration status. We expect for the Courts to have a final say in the matter.
The Census Bureau has a legal responsibility to keep the personal data it collects confidential. Hundreds of civil rights organizations across the country have pledged to monitor and use every tool necessary to make sure nothing interferes with this obligation.
This memorandum will undoubtedly scare many communities from being counted. Despite this, there is no better tool for our collective power than participating in the 2020 Census. Especially now, we must continue to keep our eye on the ultimate goal: to ensure a complete and accurate Census count for the future of our State and the future of our country.

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Census 2020 COVID Virtual Outreach Toolkit

We have created a covid virtual outreach toolkit in English and Spanish designed to make it easier for you to help get the word out in your community.


Download toolkit  - English

Download toolkit  - En español  



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