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2018 Spring Home Show

From February 23rd-25th, the City of Peoria Community Development Department staffed a booth at the 2018 Spring Home Show at the Peoria Civic Center. Each year, the Home Builders Association of Greater Peoria hosts this event featuring different exhibitors displaying a wide range of interior, exterior, home building, and home remodeling services and products. The [...]

What Would You Do to Improve Peoria With $1,000?

On Monday, March 5, Bradley communications lecturer Laura Bruns invited Community Development staff to speak with her COM 103 class to give students background information on Peoria for an upcoming persuasive speech on how Peoria could be improved with $1,000.  Students learned about the unique challenges and problems facing Peoria from a Community Development perspective  [...]

1,250 Property Owners Attended 2018 Annual Landlord Training

  On Thursday, February 22nd and Monday, February 26th, the Community Development Department held the 2018 Annual Training Session for Non-Owner Occupied Property Owners at the Peoria Civic Center. The City of Peoria requires all non-owner occupied properties to be registered and pay an annual fee of $150 per single family home. This requirement applies [...]

City Opens Roof Program Lottery 2/21/18

Starting Wednesday, February 21st-Wednesday, March 7, 2018, the City of Peoria will be taking applications for the 2018 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 year. Interested applicants may come to [...]

A Successful Job Fair Hosted By PCCEO

Thank you to Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity  (PCCEO)for hosting a job fair this morning at their building located at 711 W McBean.  Multiple employers participated and over 60 applicants attended.  One of the companies participating in the job fair was City of Peoria Contractor Jimax Landscaping.  The Code Enforcement Division of the Community [...]

A Reminder to Pick Up Litter and After Your Pet

The Community Development Department encourages the residents of Peoria to be good neighbors. As good neighbors, we agree on certain standards that allow all residents to enjoy our homes, maintain property values, and preserve peace in our neighborhoods. What follows are common complaints received through Peoria Cares reports. A common complaint, not as as visible [...]

CD Staff Visit West Central Neighborhood Association

On Thursday, February 9th, Code Enforcement Supervisor Ashley Elias and Assistant Community Development Director Joe Dulin were invite to attend the West Central Neighborhood Association meeting by Association President Lauren Opper.  They discussed multiple topics such as code regulations, neighborhood programs and the Peoria Cares process. If you are interested in having staff representatives from [...]

PCCEO To Host JIMAX Job Fair on February 19th

The Code Enforcement Division of the Community Development Department works tirelessly to remove blight from neighborhoods, maintain property values, and bolster public safety efforts. Each year, the Code Enforcement Division issues over 5,000 work orders on private property to cut grass, trim weeds, remove trash, pick up tires, and remove debris. Code Enforcement has a contract [...]

2018 Code Enforcement Map Updates

The City of Peoria Community Development Department has updated the Neighborhood section of AppreciatePeoria.com to reflect the 2018 area assignments. Please note that the map lists areas for temporary employees. As the weather gets warmer, Code Enforcement hires temporary employees to help us stay on top of the tall grass and environmental complaints in key [...]

City Opens Roof Program Lottery

Starting Wednesday, February 21st-Wednesday, March 7, 2018, the City of Peoria will be taking applications for the 2018 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 year. Interested applicants may come to [...]

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