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2019 Neighborhood Reception

On Thursday, February 21st, the City of Peoria Community Development Department hosted the first annual Neighborhood Reception at the Carver Center. The reception was held to honor neighborhood leaders and other Peoria citizens for their work and commitment to improving the Peoria community. Guest performances by Gary Moore, who spoke about Black History in Peoria’s [...]

The Artistry of Code Enforcement

On Wednesday, February 13th, our code enforcement team traveled to Rock Falls, IL to attend a Code Conference. Seven Code Inspectors, three Code Aids, one Code Supervisor, and one Legal Technician were in attendance on behalf of the City of Peoria. The conference was called “The Artistry of Code Enforcement” and was presented by Daniel [...]

2019 Home Show

Members of Community Development staff represented the City of Peoria at the 2019 Home Show on February 24th at the Civic Center. They were there to promote building and community and safety. The Home Show is put on by the Home Builders Association and was held this year on February 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. The [...]

Bradley Spring Job and Internship Fair

The City of Peoria Community Development Department held a booth at this year’s Bradley Spring Job and Internship Fair. The fair was held in the Renaissance Coliseum on February 21st from 11am-3:30pm. Students of all ages benefit from the fair because of its diverse offering of part-time and full-time opportunities across all fields.  Over 900 students [...]

2019 Roof Program Help Session

On Wednesday February 20, the Community Development Department held a help session for the residents selected for the annual roof program lottery. Each year, a lottery is held for residents in need of a roof replacement that are under the HUD income limits by household size. The evening session was provided as an opportunity to [...]

Community Development Staff Donates Blood

On Friday, February 1st, 2019, several Community Development staff members donated their time and their blood to the American Red Cross at 311 W John H Gwynn Jr. Drive. Due to the extreme winter weather experienced in the Midwest over the past week, hundreds of blood drives have been canceled leading to a nationwide blood [...]

Adequate Heating Supply-Cold Temperatures

Due to the extreme cold temperatures, the City of Peoria Community Development Department would like to remind residents of the importance of the following city codes as temperatures drop. Every owner and operator of any building who rents, leases or lets one or more dwelling units, rooming unit, dormitory or guestroom on terms either expressed [...]

Antonio Mables Shares What He Loves About the East Bluff

The Community Development Department asked its staff: “What do you love about your neighborhood?” One response from Code Enforcement officer Antonio Mables stood out. Read his response below: What I love about the East Bluff: One of the things I love about my neighborhood is the diversity of cultures within it. I have had the [...]

Changes to Rental Registration

Peoria City Council made changes to the Peoria Municipal Code related to the registration of residential property. Under the new ordinance, a property can receive a discounted registration rate of $75.00 without needing to attend the annual landlord training. A person qualifies if: The land owner does not owe the City of Peoria any outstanding [...]

2019 Roof Lottery Program

Starting Monday, January 28th at 8AM and closing Friday, Feburary 8th at 4:30pm,  the City of Peoria will be taking applications for the 2019 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 [...]

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