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The city of Peoria Community Development Department is hosting its annual Great Neighbor Appreciation Week from July 13th to July 17th. This celebration recognizes the people in our community who consistently go above and beyond to be a great neighbor. Great Neighbor Appreciation Week is a time for residents to reach out to neighbors, create [...]

Household Assistance Program to Provide Mortgage and Rent Aid

On Monday, July 6th, the city of Peoria will launch a Household Assistance Program to provide rent and mortgage aid to households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of $300,000 has been dedicated to the Household Assistance Program to provide up to three months of mortgage or rental assistance, up to $5,000 per household. [...]

Community First Pilot Program Launches July 6th

The city of Peoria Community Development Department, in partnership with the Peoria Police Department and the Human Resources Department, is launching the Community First pilot program on Monday, July 6th. This program to encourages better future engagement and relationships with the community by providing law enforcement recruits with the opportunity to learn more about the [...]

Weekly Community Cleanup Brought a Coalition of Volunteers Together

The city of Peoria Community Development Department hosted the fourth Weekly Community Cleanup at Morton Square Park in the North Valley neighborhood on Friday, June 26th at Noon. A total of 65 volunteers helped from Habitat for Humanity, Peoria Park District, City staff, 74 to Spring Neighborhood Association, and Peoria Cleanup Volunteers to clean up [...]

2020 Tireless Project Brings Free Monthly Tire Collection to Peoria

The Tireless Project will hold its first monthly collection of unwanted tires on Saturday, June 27th. The collection site is located at JIMAX, 2000 W Clark Street, Peoria, IL 61607 and is open to City of Peoria residents only. The hours of collection are 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM but may end earlier if the trailer [...]

One Stop Shop Offered on Monday, June 22nd Via Web-Based Platform

The city of Peoria Community Development Department is excited to announce that One Stop Shop will be held on a web-based platform on Monday, June 22nd. One Stop Shop will continue to meet every Monday at 1:30 PM and all relevant local entities will be available to answer questions from residents, developers, and business owners [...]

RestoreHOI.com Offers Additional Guidance to Businesses Reopening Under Restore Illinois

Since the beginning of Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan, the website RestoreHOI.com was launched to offer guidance for businesses and residents on COVID-19 compliance.  Information is updated frequently as new guidelines are released from local and state officials. The most recent updates include information on outdoor events, places of worship, golf courses, tennis [...]

Financial Assistance Programs Available for Public Services, Small Businesses, and Households

The city of Peoria is launching three financial assistance programs to assist nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and households.  These programs are made possible through the federal CARES Act that awarded the city of Peoria with an additional $1.6 million dollars in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funding to assist our community’s response to COVID-19. [...]

City Awarded Funding to Respond to Homelessness from COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced yesterday that the city of Peoria will receive an additional $795,903 in Emergency Solutions Grants Coronavirus (ESG-CV) funding to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) among individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or receiving homeless assistance. The ESG program disperses [...]

Code Enforcement Handles Record Number of Peoria Cares Complaints

The city of Peoria Community Development Department handled nearly twice the number of Peoria Cares cases last month compared to one year ago. In May 2020, Community Development staff addressed 1,409 complaints from residents through Peoria Cares. Year Number of Complaints 2015 208 2016 453 2017 416 2018 444 2019 832 2020 1,409 Residents can [...]