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Consolidated Plan at East Bluff

This Monday, August 12th, Grants Manager Kathryn Murphy led a presentation and discussion on the HUD Consolidated Plan. Ms. Murphy provided information on the general regulations from HUD on the use of grant funds as well as the specific ways the City implements its HUD funds, some of which includes the roof repair program, emergency [...]

Consolidated Plan at North End Mercado

As part of its outreach efforts for the HUD Consolidated Plan, the Community Development Department attended the North End Mercado on Saturday, August 10. Staff members discussed the Consolidated Plan and associated processes with community members. They also handed out surveys, available here in English and Spanish, on how citizens think the City’s HUD allocation should be [...]

East Bluff Neighborhood Sweep

Last Friday, August 9, The Peoria Police Department collaborated with the City of Peoria’s Code Enforcement, Fire Department, Parking Enforcement, Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS), Peoria Disposal Company (PDC), and Jimax to conduct a joint cleanup effort in the East Bluff neighborhood. Code Enforcement Inspectors joined with residents to address City Ordinance and code [...]

National Night Out

          Last Wednesday, August 7, the Community Development Department participated in National Night Out, an annual event that encourages police-community relations and public safety. Community Development plays a significant role in both promoting and providing public safety to the City of Peoria through all five of its divisions, including Code Enforcement, [...]

Community Revitalization at Lincoln Branch Library

This Saturday, August 17th, IDG Architects will present their final draft recommendations for a plan to revitalize the MacArthur Highway Corridor and South Village Neighborhood. This presentation will take place at 11:30 A.M. during Southside Community United for Change's neighborhood meeting at the Peoria Public Library - Lincoln Branch. The draft will include a future [...]

Engage with Community Development

Please join us! This August, a number of opportunities for community input will be available. The Community Development Department will continue hosting public meetings around the HUD Consolidated Plan, the East Bluff Special Service Area, and the revitalization strategy in the South Village. For more information regarding the engagement opportunities, please refer to the August Community [...]

Consolidated Plan Outreach

The Community Development Department is beginning outreach for public input on the five-year Consolidated Plan as required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Department (HUD). This plan will outline the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds. The primary use of these funds [...]

Community Meetings for Revitalization Strategy

Council Members Moore and Riggenbach, in partnership with the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), will be hosting in-person community meetings to discuss a revitalization strategy for the Near Northside, Near Southside, and East Bluff neighborhoods. Creating a community revitalization plan recognizes that affordable housing is critical to the success of a community. Common important issues [...]

Down Payment Assistance

  This week, in coordination with LISC, PCCEO, and Peoria Opportunities Foundation, the City of Peoria provided $7,500 in Down Payment Assistance (DPA) to a three-person family in the East Bluff neighborhood on June 20, 2019. The funds for the DPA come from a grant that LISC received via the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, which [...]

2020 CDBG Public Service Applications

The 2020 CDBG Public Service applications are now available for nonprofit organizations and government organizations serving low-income residents of the City of Peoria. Funding is available in one of eight issue areas outlined in the application. It is mandatory for interested agencies to attend one of the two application training sessions. Sessions will be held [...]

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