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Pekin Community DevelopmentThe Community Development Department is responsible for a variety of programs and initiatives designed to advance the overall health and viability of the City’s residential housing stock, funding and administration of public works projects, and funding and administration of public service organizations.

Community Development staff are engaged in a purposeful effort to enlist community people to collaboratively work to shape and guide the development and economic prosperity of their community, making full use of local and external resources.

Bridges out of Poverty 2015 year summary

2016 CDBG Action Plan

2015-2019 Consolidated Plan

Pekin Outreach Initiative

City of Pekin's Position on Human Rights

Health Insurance Market Place


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The administrative purpose of the planning and expending of the City of Pekin's CDBG dollars is to develop a viable urban community by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities principally for low- and moderate-income persons.

City staff also actively participates in the following organizations/committees: Pekin Coalition for Equality, Heart of Illinois Homeless Continuum of Care, Tazewell/Woodford Service Providers, Human Rights Committee, Illinois Municipal Human Relations Authority, Tri-County Interagency Council, & the Mayor’s Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities.

A five-year Consolidated plan (2015-20194) was approved by the City Council in March 2015. Every year the City staff prepares an Action Plan (estimating how the dollars will be spent and who benefits) and a consolidated action plan evaluation report (CAPER) (actually how the dollars were spent and who benefited).