The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides eligible cities annual grants on a formula basis to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. The program is authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383, as amended 42 U.S.C.-530.1 et seq. These Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are used to support a variety of programs and initiatives designed to advance the overall health, safety and viability of the City of Pekin’s residential housing stock; and fund and administer public works projects and grants to public service organizations.

Staff Contact
David Bess
CDBG Program Manager
Phone: (309) 478-5356
Email:  dhbess@ci.pekin.il.us

Pending Items:

The Annual Action Plan is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order to receive annual funding under the regulations of a HUD entitlement city. This document is utilized to establish the priority needs, goals and approximate allocations that the City of Pekin will use when determining what projects and activities will be funded with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to address the needs of the low- to moderate-income community.

In accordance with the City’s Citizen Participation Plan and HUD’s public participation requirements, a public comment period will occur beginning on April 9, 2021 at 8:00 A.M. through May 10, 2021 at 3:00pm CST. A public hearing will occur on April 26, 2021 during the regularly scheduled Pekin City Council meeting which begins at 5:30pm CST. The draft 2021 Annual Action Plan can be viewed electronically here and a reasonable number of physical copies can be requested by contacting Pekin City Hall.

Comments on the draft document(s) may be provided by 3 PM on May 10, 2021 by sending an email to dhbess@ci.pekin.il.us or in writing via mail at the following address:

City of Pekin
Attn: CDBG
111 S. Capitol Street
Pekin, IL 61554


Plans, Reports, and Other Documents:


2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan (As Amended)

2019 Annual Action Plan (As Amended)

2018 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report

2015 - 2019 Consolidated Plan (As Amended)

2015 Bridges Out of Poverty Year-End Summary

Citizen Participation Plan (As Amended)

City of Pekin's Statement on Human Rights