Clifford Cross, Director 

Phone:  815 933-0488 or 815 936-7320


Address: 850 N. Hobbie Avenue Kankakee, IL 60901

Fax: 815-933-0523

The Kankakee Community Development Agency implements the objectives of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Services include housing rehabilitation, first-time home buyer’s down payment assistance, lead mitigation, economic development, public facilities grants, and public service grants for not-for-profit organizations. For more information, call 815-933-0506, or visit our office located at 850 N. Hobbie Ave, Kankakee, IL.

About the Executive Director Community Development Agency / City Planner

Start Date: May 2004

City of Kankakee Committees:

Community Resource Committee
Economic Development Committee
Planning Board


Lake Land College, A.A. Psychology

Eastern Illinois University, B.S. Geography

Indiana State University, M.A. Geography/Urban and Regional Planning

Northwestern University, M.A. Public Policy and Administration



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What you love about our city, community, people, growth, development, culture etc:

"The natural attributes of this community and the potential that they provide for future economic growth, development and sustainability. "