Program Spotlight: Family Self-Sufficiency

The mission of the Peoria Housing Authority’s Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is to help motivated individuals and families fulfill their goals, leading to sustainable employment and freedom from public assistance programs. FSS is a voluntary program that is available for all Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) and Public Housing residents. The PHA has two FSS...
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Thank You LISC AmeriCorps

For nearly two years, the Peoria Housing Authority (PHA) has enjoyed a wonderful relationship with Greater Peoria LISC. Our partnership has brought two LISC AmeriCorps service members to our sites, along with a Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) to METEC, located in Harrison Homes. Combined, these efforts are helping low-income individuals in our service area learn...
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Employee of the Year

In December 2014, we honored our very own Nicole Livsey with our second annual Employee of the Year award. Nicole was chosen after being selected our Employee of the Quarter in September. Nicole is an incredible, selfless employee who is always willing to help or offer a great idea. We are very lucky to have someone...
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3E: Empower. Educate. Employ.

In 2013, Brent Baker, a Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) AmeriCorps Service Member, began working at the Peoria Housing Authority in Taft and Harrison Homes. His supervisor, Yvonne Long, described to him her vision for helping public housing residents find employment or education programs in employment sectors in which they have a strong interest. To...
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How Much Rent Is Too Much Rent?

Financial advisors suggest you spend no more than 25% of your monthly gross income on your rent. For example, if your annual salary is $30,000 per year, or $2,500 per month, you shouldn’t plan to spend more than $625 per month on rent. Here’s a checklist of factors, provided by Florida-based Apartment Hunters, that you’ll...
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