On Wednesday night, Councilwoman Moore and the Community Development Department hosted a community meeting to inform potential buyers and concerned neighborhood residents about the Peoria County Trustee Auction Process. The Peoria County Trustee, a tax purchaser, acquires property though the tax deed procedure. Once the property is acquired, the County sells the property at a yearly [...]
Members of our staff attended the Reclaiming Vacant Properties conference in Milwaukee, WI, last week! "The conference explores the latest strategies to address vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties, providing space to showcase innovation and creating a forum in which new ideas can arise. It brings people together around these common challenges and equips them to [...]
The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) has announced an Abandoned Property Program Round Three grant award to the City of Peoria Community Development Department in the amount of $106,164.43. The funds will be used for demolition and lot clearing in the 61605 zip code in the City of Peoria. Since 2015, the Department has been [...]
The 2018 Great American Cleanup is scheduled to occur in the City of Peoria on Saturday, April 28th. This event provides an opportunity to build a sense of community pride and stewardship in our neighborhoods by eliminating blight. In support of this effort, the City of Peoria Community Development Department, along with Keep Peoria Beautiful, [...]
On Wednesday, January 3rd, Code Enforcement Supervisor Ashley Elias and Assistant Community Development Director Joe Dulin attended the Averyville Neighborhood Association meeting. They discussed multiple topics such as code regulations, neighborhood programs and the Peoria Cares process. If [...]
On November 27 & 28, Community Development inspectors completed another sweep of the East Bluff neighborhoods. In recognition of houses with exemplary lawn maintenance, inspectors hung "Good Job!" door hangers to the well-deserving residents who maintain a healthy and beautiful environment around their home.