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:

2020-2024 Consolidated Plan Amendment II

The City of Pekin will be conducting a public comment period and public hearing for the purpose of receiving comments on a proposed draft amendment to the City of Pekin’s CDBG 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan. In accordance with the City’s Citizen Participation Plan and HUD’s public participation requirements, a public comment period will occur beginning on September 17, 2021 at 8:00 A.M. through October 17, 2021 ending at 5:00pm. A public hearing will occur to discuss the topic during the regularly scheduled Pekin City Council meeting on October 11, 2021 beginning at 5:30pm. You can access the electronic draft document here or you can request a reasonable number of physical copies by contacting City Hall.

The proposed changes primarily include the reallocation of funds for the covered period to CDBG eligible projects including administration, demolition, economic development, fire prevention and response, infrastructure, public services, and residential rehabilitation totaling approximately $3.1 million. As part of the total funds indicated, this amendment proposes the attainment of financing through the Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program in the amount of approximately $2.2 million.

Comments on the draft document may be provided during the public hearing, via e-mail at dhbess@ci.pekin.il.us, or by mail at the following address:

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

The proposed changes primarily include the reallocation of funds for the covered period to CDBG eligible projects including administration, demolition, economic development, fire prevention and response, infrastructure, public services, and residential rehabilitation totaling approximately $3.1 million. As part of the total funds indicated, this amendment proposes the attainment of financing through the Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program in the amount of approximately $2.2 million.

2021 Annual Action Plan Amendment I

The City of Pekin will be conducting a public comment period and public hearing for the purpose of receiving comments on a proposed draft amendment to the City of Pekin’s CDBG 2021 Annual Action Plan. In accordance with the City’s Citizen Participation Plan and HUD’s public participation requirements, a public comment period will occur beginning on September 17, 2021 at 8:00 A.M. through October 17, 2021 ending at 5:00pm. A public hearing will occur to discuss the topic during the regularly scheduled Pekin City Council meeting on October 11, 2021 beginning at 5:30pm. You can access the electronic draft document here or you can request a reasonable number of physical copies by contacting City

The proposed changes primarily include the reallocation of funds for the covered period to CDBG eligible projects including administration, demolition, economic development, fire prevention and response, infrastructure, public services, and residential rehabilitation totaling approximately $3.1 million. As part of the total funds indicated, this amendment proposes the attainment of financing through the Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program in the amount of approximately $2.2 million.

Comments on the draft document may be provided during the public hearing, via e-mail at dhbess@ci.pekin.il.us, or by mail at the following address:

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

Plans, Reports, and Other Documents:

2021 Annual Action Plan

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