Peoria Housing Authority http://peoriapublicradio.org en Outside the Horseshoe - June 24, 2014 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-june-24-2014 <p>The first zoning change request related to the replacement of the Taft homes was on the Peoria City Council's agenda Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The zoning for the historic Greeley School property is in the part of the community known as the&nbsp;North Valley. It's part of the city with well organized neighborhood associations. Some neighborhood association members in the area have questions about the zoning variances required to get the property to meet the needs of the site development currently being proposed.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:58:14 +0000 Tanya Koonce 25499 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside the Horseshoe - June 24, 2014 Peoria council approves LST 325 project, defers other issues http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-council-approves-lst-325-project-defers-other-issues <div>The City of Peoria is making a bid to have the LST 325 dock on its Riverfront. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports:</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Council voted seven to four to extend an invitation to the </span>LST<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Board, committing 500-thousand dollars to the project and pledging to assemble the remaining financing if the ship makes the move. That could amount to more than a million dollars. </span></p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:03:35 +0000 Tanya Koonce 25452 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria council approves LST 325 project, defers other issues Bulking up on summer food programs http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bulking-summer-food-programs <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-1c2cec65-4f0f-aea0-068d-e9d2c83c168e"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The USDA is aiming to expand summer food programs in Peoria and Rockford. The Illinois Coalition for Community Services is working with the Peoria Housing Authority to meet that call.&nbsp;</span></span></p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:48:39 +0000 Tanya Koonce 24172 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bulking up on summer food programs PHA wants the city's help to find replacement property for Taft http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pha-wants-citys-help-find-replacement-property-taft <div>The Peoria Housing Authority is asking for the City’s help in finding suitable property for replacing the Taft Homes.</div><div> Wed, 21 May 2014 11:52:28 +0000 Tanya Koonce 23655 at http://peoriapublicradio.org PHA wants the city's help to find replacement property for Taft New PHA program helps residents develop career skills http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-pha-program-helps-residents-develop-career-skills <div>A new Peoria Housing Authority program is helping some Harrison and Taft Homes residents pursue medical careers.</div><div> Thu, 15 May 2014 20:00:29 +0000 Denise Molina 23366 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New PHA program helps residents develop career skills The Taft re-development project begins to take shape http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/taft-re-development-project-begins-take-shape <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-5f147fd4-beb2-5840-b3d3-d92cb8969683"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Peoria Housing Authority selected a co-developer to handle the Taft Homes project. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports they’ve also committed to moving forward on the Greeley School site: </span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:9pt;margin-bottom:9pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-5f147fd4-beb2-5840-b3d3-d92cb8969683"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Model Group does property development, construction, and also serves as a management company. It’s goal is to revitalize urban neighborhoods, including mixed-use developments, and affordable housing indistinguishable from market-rate homes.</span></span></p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 04:15:34 +0000 Tanya Koonce 20229 at http://peoriapublicradio.org The Taft re-development project begins to take shape Big turnout for PHA's meeting on potential Taft site http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/big-turnout-phas-meeting-potential-taft-site <div>A Peoria Housing Authority meeting on one of the potential sites to rebuild Taft Homes drew a large audience. The location in question is at 2917 West Lake.</div><div> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:52:01 +0000 Denise Molina 19221 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Big turnout for PHA's meeting on potential Taft site PHA moving to initiate no smoking policy http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pha-moving-initiate-no-smoking-policy <div>The Peoria Housing Authority is partnering with another organization to make some of its housing complexes smoke-free.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Hult<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Center for Healthy Living is using a more than 130-thousand dollar grant from the Centers for Disease Control to help various apartment sites in Peoria and </span>Tazewell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Counties implement no smoking plans. </span></div><div> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:46:51 +0000 Denise Molina 18525 at http://peoriapublicradio.org PHA moving to initiate no smoking policy Taft Homes project hits a snag http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/taft-homes-project-hits-snag <div>It appears the Peoria Housing Authority’s preferred method of funding the Taft Homes project is no longer an option. The authority’s administration gave an update on the progress of the development during a taskforce meeting.</div><div> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:56:12 +0000 Denise Molina 18259 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Taft Homes project hits a snag PHA receives HUD grant http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pha-receives-hud-grant <div>The Peoria Housing Authority is receiving a federal grant to continue serving its senior residents. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the PHA a 246-thousand dollar grant for the second time. The money will be dispersed over three years, and allows the authority to fund its Supportive Services Program for residents 62 and older.</div><div> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:58:02 +0000 Denise Molina 14526 at http://peoriapublicradio.org PHA receives HUD grant