affordable housing

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A Peoria nonprofit officially broke ground on East Bluff Community Homes, a project that will create 30 affordable rental units in the neighborhood.

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As temperatures plummet and utility bills rise, an affordable housing advocate warns the cost of heating can be unmanageable for some Peoria residents.

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In Illinois, somebody being paid minimum wage would have to work 99 hours a week to afford the average two-bedroom apartment.  That’s according to a new study.

The study found the average cost for a two bedroom apartment in the state is more than one-thousand dollars a month. 

Sharon Legenza is Executive Director of Housing Action Illinois.

Peoria officials will use a state grant to turn downtown office space in the central Illinois community into subsidized housing for the homeless.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Bradley University in Peoria is a key player in an ongoing competition aimed at deploying 3-D printers to build habitats on Mars if and when humans travel to the red planet. 

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WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - Three housing authority groups in Illinois are getting more than $700,000 to expand affordable housing options for low-income families, the elderly and people living with disabilities.

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A critical source of funding will flow into a public housing project, amidst a shortage of affordable options in Peoria.

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Local and state elected officials gathered outside a high rise in Peoria, where a yellow “Now Leasing” sign hangs. 

US Sen. Dick Durbin, Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth and Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis were among those who cut ribbon on the renovated Glen Oaks high rise on Main Street. The Section 8 project now offers 171 residential units for seniors and the disabled. The building formerly known as "Glen Oak Towers" previously had 168 aging units, and its owners were looking to sell the building before the renovations.

East Bluff Welcomes Its Newest Neighbors

Mar 15, 2016
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A new duplex in the East Bluff is a step forward for the neighborhood’s revitalization efforts. That was the theme of a ribbon cutting Tuesday,  attended by Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis, 3rd District City Councilman Jim Riggenbach and representatives from several nonprofit organizations. 

45-year-old Erin Flaherty moved into the duplex at  in December. She was previously living in a nursing home.

"And I was looking for affordable housing. It’s hard in Peoria to find something in a good neighborhood," Flaherty said. "I’m very proud to live here.”

Subsidized Housing Renovations in Peoria Complete

Sep 4, 2015

Four subsidized housing complexes for seniors and families in Peoria have new updates. The 40 million dollar project is the largest ever in the state outside of Chicago.