REDEVELOPING SCHOOL SITES
The City of Peoria and the Peoria Area
Association of REALTORS® asked The
Counselors of Real Estate® (CRE) Consulting
Corps to analyze the 61605 neighborhood and provide recommendations to reimagine the land
and community following demolition of two blighted school buildings - Harrison and McKinley Schools – situated within the residential neighborhood.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REPORT
DOWNPAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Please review the link below to better understand the grant and which buyers may qualify. The key to the success and swift approval for the grant is to connect your buyers to lenders that are ready to process their application and pre-approval. The list of lenders provided are those that chose to participate in the working group meetings to better understand the grant and create a process with the City of Peoria that will streamline the process to get the funds into the hands of buyers quickly. A buyer may choose to use any lender as the program is open to all lenders to utilize. If you have any questions, contact PAAR at 309.688.8591 or one of the lenders on the provided list.
SENIOR LIVING IN ILLINOIS
The aging adult population is growing in the U.S, and so is the need for appropriate housing. Assisted living communities are well equipped to help residents manage daily living activities, and they empower seniors to thrive, boosting their physical, mental, and social well-being.
Choosing the best facility, however, can be time-consuming and overwhelming for seniors and their loved ones. Our resources help aging adults and their families explore available communities, costs, and payment options.
Here are several resources:
Older adults are learning more about the cancers and other health risks that might affect them. Age is the most significant risk factor for developing cancer. People 65 and older comprise 60% of all cancer patients.
The Seniors Guide to Cancer covers topics like wellness tips, the importance of seeing a doctor, and preventive measures.
This resource on Mesothelioma will help seniors (who make up around 80% of those diagnosed with the disease) learn more about mesothelioma, asbestos and the steps that can be taken to fight this disease.
PAAR Sponsors Bartonville Ice Skating Rink
12/19/2023 1:16 PM
The Bartonville Ice Skating Rink was a huge success! Thank you to the PAAR Public Awareness Committee for sponsoring this local event.
REDEVELOPING THE MCKINLEY AND HARRISON SCHOOL PROPERTIES TO ENHANCE PEORIA
3/13/2023 8:33 AM
REDEVELOPING THE MCKINLEY AND HARRISON SCHOOL PROPERTIES TO ENHANCE PEORIA PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP NEEDED NOW PEORIA, Ill. — Redevelopment of the old McKinley and Harrison school sites in the next five years could bolster the city of Peoria – if both the public and private sectors join forces and make it a priority right now, according to a new report coordinated by the Peoria Area Association of REALTORS® (PAAR).
Downpayment Assistance Program
3/8/2023 12:13 PM
PAAR is excited to announce the launch of the Down Payment Assistance Program grant made available through the City of Peoria. PAAR collaborated with our Affiliate Lenders and the Community Development department / Land Bank to work out the logistics of the release and application process for this grant.
Central IL Global Fest 2023
12/13/2022 2:09 PM
On February 11th, 2023, Central Illinois will have its 1st ever-GlobalFest at Five Points in Washington. You will see special performances from the International Choir, Central Illinois Ballet, and Peoria Ballet Company. There will also be a variety of singing, dancing, international ethnic food, cultural booths, a fashion show, and more! It will be a night filled with guests immersed in diverse cultures from around the globe by our local residents.
West Peoria Grants
9/20/2022 7:38 AM
The City of West Peoria seeks to redevelop, enhance and revitalize not only its main business corridors, Western Avenue, Farmington Road, and Sterling and Rohmann intersection but all the residential properties as well. In that hope, the City has developed grants to help residents and business owners pay for outside improvements.
Downsizing for Seniors
9/15/2022 6:57 AM
Downsizing is often the best option for seniors who want to cut costs or have medical problems requiring constant care. Selling their homes could provide them with additional funds to cover their retirement and other medical expenses. It also relieves them of managing a house, which in itself can bring stress and risk of accidents. There are many options available for senior care.
City of Peoria Launches Housing Rehabilitation Program
8/25/2022 2:41 PM
$400,000 in Federal Funding Available to Homebuyers in Qualified Census Tracts Updated Press Release Below (12:45 p.m.) Peoria, IL (August 24, 2022) Applications are now available for the 2022 Housing Rehabilitation Program today. Developed by the Community Development Department, this program provides a 50/50 matching grant with up to $15,000 of assistance to property owners of single-family residential properties within Qualified Census Tracts (QCT) for exterior building and site improv
$15M Grant Awarded to ICC and 40 Community Partners
8/17/2022 11:02 AM
Illinois Central College and 40 community partners awarded nearly $15M to accelerate IT credential production by the US Economic Development Administration for the Good Jobs Challenge grant.
Memory Care Resources for Families
6/1/2022 11:13 AM
More than 5 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer’s disease, and 1 in 10 seniors are affected by the condition, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Based on conversations we have had with families across the US, it can be an overwhelming and heartbreaking time; and there are many questions since every situation is unique.