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Nonprofit Agencies Invited to Participate in CDBG-CV Public Services Survey

The city of Peoria is receiving Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist in our community's response to COVID-19. A portion of this money will be reserved for public service programs provided by not-for-profit agencies, 501(c)3 organizations, and government agencies to prevent the [...]

Community Development Department Continues to Serve the Public

Staff at the City of Peoria Community Development Department continue to serve the public through the COVID-19 pandemic although there is no public access to City Hall.  The Development Center is closed to visitors, but the Community Development Department is open for business and city staff are available via phone and email to assist homeowners, [...]

Financial and Technical Assistance Available For Businesses Affected By COVID-19

The city of Peoria wants to remind businesses that Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order 20-10 requires all non-essential businesses and operations to cease all activities except for minimum basic operations. Under this order, non-essential businesses should only continue operations if their employees or contractors are able to work from home. The city of Peoria thanks all [...]

April 20-25th is National Volunteering Week

April 20-25th is National Volunteer Week! Volunteering may look a little bit different right now, but there are a lot of needs in our community that can be met remotely. Visit volunteer.hoiunitedway.org for a list of ways you can help your community. In the meantime, take a look at some our community volunteer and [...]

A Letter from the Assistant Director

Good Morning- City Hall may be closed to the public, but Community Development continues to work to support our neighborhoods, remove blight and protect property values. Especially as grass starts to grow, our Code Enforcement Inspectors are patrolling neighborhoods and addressing issues to keep our neighborhoods clean and safe. However, we still need your eyes [...]

A Special Message from the Community Development Department

Special thanks to former Neighborhood Enhancement Coordinator and current WWE NXT talent Josiah Williams for taking the time to remind Peoria of all the things we CAN do while we stay inside and flatten the curve.

Help Your Neighbors- A Letter from Staff

Good Morning everyone, NextDoor is an amazing resource for neighbors in need. Whether it’s a recommendation for a plumber or a lost dog, we know that Peoria is always willing to offer a helping hand to those in need. We know that Peoria’s NextDoor users are actively committed to trying to make their corners of [...]

2020 Great American Cleanup Rescheduled for Late June

The 2020 Great American Cleanup has tentatively been rescheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This event provides an opportunity to continue to build a sense of community pride and stewardship in our neighborhoods by eliminating blight, litter, and debris. While it is important to maintain clean and healthy neighborhoods [...]

“Self-Help” Eviction Actions are Illegal and Will Not Be Tolerated

The city of Peoria Community Development Department reminds the public that “self-help” eviction actions are illegal and are not an acceptable alternative to the legal eviction process. The only method to remove a tenant from a rental property remains the legal eviction process. Under Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order Number 10, local law enforcement and judicial [...]

Spring has Sprung: Time to Develop a Property Maintenance Plan

As winter turns to spring, the Code Enforcement Division of the Community Development Department is encouraging residents to develop a maintenance plan for yard work and property maintenance issues. It is important to put a plan together in early spring to ensure your property is maintained year-round. A comprehensive environmental property maintenance plan should address [...]