Peoria Housing Authority http://peoriapublicradio.org en 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 PHA looking for community support for Taft project http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pha-looking-community-support-taft-project <div>The Peoria Housing Authority plans to launch a marketing campaign for its Taft Homes redevelopment project. The PHA wants to build up to six new apartment developments throughout the city for Taft’s more than 200 residents. The authority would then be free to either sell or lease the land where the complex currently resides.</div><div> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:25:52 +0000 Denise Molina 13692 at http://peoriapublicradio.org PHA looking for community support for Taft project LISC providing AmeriCorps members to local non-profits http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lisc-providing-americorps-members-local-non-profits <div>Some local non-profits are getting the help they need to support low-income residents. The Local Initiatives Support Corporation or LISC&nbsp;is placing eight AmeriCorps members to various organizations like Novadebt, the Peoria Housing Authority, and Common Place to boost jobs, financial education, and economic opportunities for residents living on the city&rsquo;s south side and East Bluff.</div><div> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:37:46 +0000 Denise Molina 12931 at http://peoriapublicradio.org LISC providing AmeriCorps members to local non-profits Deciding on the future of Taft Homes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/deciding-future-taft-homes <div>The Peoria Housing Authority will consider the potential ways and means for the redevelopment of Taft Homes next month.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 01:44:15 +0000 Tanya Koonce 10643 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Deciding on the future of Taft Homes PHA learns how HUD can help with possible Taft re-development http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pha-learns-how-hud-can-help-possible-taft-re-development <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development say they will be supportive as the Peoria Housing Authority decides how to re-develop the Taft Homes site. HUD representatives discussed programs the PHA could use to sell or demolish properties and either re-build or find replacement housing for residents.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:54:13 +0000 Denise Molina 8614 at http://peoriapublicradio.org PHA learns how HUD can help with possible Taft re-development PHA updates trespass policy http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pha-updates-trespass-policy <div>The Peoria Housing Authority now has an updated trespass policy. The authority’s board approved changes this week following complaints from members of the community.</div><div> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:45:10 +0000 Denise Molina 7888 at http://peoriapublicradio.org PHA updates trespass policy