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Spring has Sprung- Time for a Property Maintenance Plan!

As the seasons transition from winter to spring, the Community Development Department would like to encourage residents to develop a maintenance plan for yard work and commonly seen property maintenance issues. Putting a plan together in early spring will ensure your property is maintained year-round and your neighborhood will continue to look beautiful.   An environmental [...]

East Bluff Neighborhood Cleanup and Celebration

  The City of Peoria, in partnership with East Bluff Build-It-Up, hosted a neighborhood cleanup and reception to honor Lueshand Nunn as the 2019 Mayor's Award recipient on Thursday, March 21st. Volunteers met at Glen Oak Christian Church at 2:30 PM to participate in the litter cleanup and honor Ms. Nunn's contributions to the East [...]

2019 Great American Cleanup

The City of Peoria will host the Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 27th. This national event encourages local organizations and neighborhoods to engage in public space cleanups and beautification projects. The Community Development Department will supply dumpsters and volunteers to enhance neighborhood cleanup efforts during the event. While it is important to maintain clean [...]

Ameren Customer Assistance Event

On Thursday, March 14th from 9 AM- 1 PM at the Carver Center, Ameren Illinois partnered with PCCEO for the annual Customer Assistance Event for income eligible Ameren customers. This annual event  provides information on payment assistance and energy efficiency programs as well as a $150 utility bill assistance grant. Community Development staff [...]

CD Staff Presents at LISC Workshop on Community Revitalization

Members of the City of Peoria Community Development Department were invited to present in Champaign today at the LISC Workshop on Community Revitalization Planning & Implementation.  Staff members from various central Illinois communities including Decatur, Champaign, Urbana, Bloomington, Normal and Springfield were present to here City of Peoria staff present on their current programs in [...]

2019 Roof Program Help Session

On Wednesday February 20, the Community Development Department held a help session for the residents selected for the annual roof program lottery. Each year, a lottery is held for residents in need of a roof replacement that are under the HUD income limits by household size. The evening session was provided as an opportunity to [...]

Community Development Staff Donates Blood

On Friday, February 1st, 2019, several Community Development staff members donated their time and their blood to the American Red Cross at 311 W John H Gwynn Jr. Drive. Due to the extreme winter weather experienced in the Midwest over the past week, hundreds of blood drives have been canceled leading to a nationwide blood [...]

Adequate Heating Supply-Cold Temperatures

Due to the extreme cold temperatures, the City of Peoria Community Development Department would like to remind residents of the importance of the following city codes as temperatures drop. Every owner and operator of any building who rents, leases or lets one or more dwelling units, rooming unit, dormitory or guestroom on terms either expressed [...]

Changes to Rental Registration

Peoria City Council made changes to the Peoria Municipal Code related to the registration of residential property. Under the new ordinance, a property can receive a discounted registration rate of $75.00 without needing to attend the annual landlord training. A person qualifies if: The land owner does not owe the City of Peoria any outstanding [...]

2019 Roof Lottery Program

Starting Monday, January 28th at 8AM and closing Friday, Feburary 8th at 4:30pm,  the City of Peoria will be taking applications for the 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Roof Program. This annual program is to assist low income homeowners unable to afford needed roof repairs. There are 20 available openings for the roof program this [...]