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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
On Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23, 2019, The Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP) workshop will be open for community members to visit and view the future plans for 1312 SW Adams St and the South Side of Peoria. The Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP) aims to create a financially sustainable healthy [...]
On Friday, May 3, 2019, the Bradley Clean Up Crew led by Malini Wijesinghe hosted a litter clean up in partnership with Whittier Grade School. Two Second Grade classes spent time walking the neighborhood picking up litter to beautify the area. A few Community Development Staff members joined them along with the Chairman of Mayor's [...]
This Saturday, May 4, 2019, PCCEO hosted a Neighborhood Academy event focused on financial literacy, code enforcement and tenant education. Community Development Staff joined Janice Parker with JP Credit Coaching to provide information to residents of Peoria on ways to improve credit and ensure they are aware of how to report housing issues. Thank you [...]