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Illinois Housing Development Authority Offers Mortgage and Rent Aid

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) will offer two emergency assistance programs for individuals experiencing a loss of income due to the COVID-19 public health emergency: an Emergency Rent Assistance program and an Emergency Mortgage Assistance program. The Emergency Rent Assistance program aims to assist 30,000 renters who are delinquent on their rent, have lost [...]

Community Development Department Continues to Serve the Public

Starting Monday, August 10th, the Development Center will close at Noon Monday through Friday due to reduced staffing levels. The Development Center will continue to serve walk-in customers at the front desk from 8:00 AM - Noon, Monday through Friday. Outside of these hours, customers are encouraged to conduct business remotely by calling 309-494-8600 or [...]

Southside Farmers Market Series Offers Fresh Food Access to Residents of the Southside

In partnership with Southside Community United for Change, Intangible Mindz LLC, and the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, the city of Peoria is excited to announce a series of farmers markets based on the Southside. The Southside Farmers Market aims to increase fresh, healthy food access in the Southside and engage neighborhood voices in the [...]

Peoria Asks Businesses to Remove Boards from Windows and Doors

The city of Peoria Community Development Department is asking businesses for their cooperation by removing boards that cover doors and windows.  Many businesses reacted to the civil unrest that occurred in Peoria from May 31st to June 2nd by boarding up their windows and doors to protect their property. The city of Peoria Community Development [...]

Weekly Community Cleanup Summer Series Come to an End

The city of Peoria Community Development Department will host the final Weekly Community Cleanup event at Noon on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 2321 N Wisconsin Avenue, Peoria, IL 61603. The city of Peoria Community Development Department hosted eight weekly clean up events and engaged 210 volunteers from neighborhood associations, community groups, and not-for-profits, collecting [...]

Governor Pritzker Extends Statewide Eviction Moratorium Through August 22, 2020

On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, Governor Pritzker extended Executive Order Number 10 prohibiting local law enforcement and judicial circuits from enforcing any orders of eviction for residential properties through Saturday, August 22, 2020. This extension does not allow landlords to circumvent the legal system. “Self-help” eviction actions are not an alternative to the legal eviction [...]

5th Annual Great Neighbor Appreciation Week

The city of Peoria Community Development Department is hosting its annual Great Neighbor Appreciation Week from July 13th to July 17th. This celebration recognizes the people in our community who consistently go above and beyond to be a great neighbor. Great Neighbor Appreciation Week is a time for residents to reach out to neighbors, create [...]

Household Assistance Program to Provide Mortgage and Rent Aid

On Monday, July 6th, the city of Peoria will launch a Household Assistance Program to provide rent and mortgage aid to households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of $300,000 has been dedicated to the Household Assistance Program to provide up to three months of mortgage or rental assistance, up to $5,000 per household. [...]

Community First Pilot Program Launches July 6th

The city of Peoria Community Development Department, in partnership with the Peoria Police Department and the Human Resources Department, is launching the Community First pilot program on Monday, July 6th. This program to encourages better future engagement and relationships with the community by providing law enforcement recruits with the opportunity to learn more about the [...]

Weekly Community Cleanup Brought a Coalition of Volunteers Together

The city of Peoria Community Development Department hosted the fourth Weekly Community Cleanup at Morton Square Park in the North Valley neighborhood on Friday, June 26th at Noon. A total of 65 volunteers helped from Habitat for Humanity, Peoria Park District, City staff, 74 to Spring Neighborhood Association, and Peoria Cleanup Volunteers to clean up [...]

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