COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
Neighborhoods are the cornerstone to vibrant, livable communities. Each year the City of Peoria receives federal entitlement funding from the United States Housing and Urban Development in addition to local funds for neighborhood improvement programs and activities. In total, over $3 million in City, state, and federal funds are invested annually in Peoria neighborhoods for housing preservation and development, neighborhood revitalization, public services, and capital improvements.
The Community Development Division collaborates with neighborhood associations and neighborhood watch groups to maintain and improve the quality of life in Peoria collaborative litter control and beautification efforts. Litter control protects the public health, safety, and overall well being of neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Development Division partners annually with Peoria City Beautiful to sponsor the nationally recognized Great American Cleanup™ that mobilizes annually more than two million volunteers to make their neighborhoods more beautiful, safer and healthier places to live.
In sustaining livable communities, homeownership opportunities and citizen investment are essential. The Community Development Division allocates funding and local funding annually for housing rehabilitation assistance, down payment assistance, and new housing development programs. Through capacity building programs, residents obtain the skills necessary to work together, identify resources and build partnerships within the City.
Community Development Division staff are committed to building and maintaining working relationships with citizens, neighborhood associations, schools, churches, businesses, and community service agencies. Being open, responsive, and invested in new approaches, we will strive to meet the needs of Peoria’s citizens, and improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods.
Planning & Growth Management Department
Community Development Division
City Hall, Room 300
419 Fulton Street
Peoria, IL 61602