The South Side Office of Concern (SSOC) has been selected by Greater Peoria LISC to lead community revitalization efforts in the Richland neighborhood in East Peoria. The overall goal of the project is to improve the quality of life for all the residents through:
- Resident engagement – building leadership capacity and increasing engagement of residents in improving the quality of life in their neighborhood.
- Community engagement – attracting and leveraging community resources with the goal of making sustainable improvements.
- Neighborhood-wide beautification and improvement – including landscaping, trash removal and cleanup, and public art.
- Home Repair Program – funding for home improvement and repair for owner-occupied homes; including roof, siding, and window replacement and repair; that will drastically improve the housing stock in the neighborhood.
For more information, about the Richland Community Home Repair Program:
Resident Committee Meetings
Resident Committee meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at 5:30 pm at the Richland Community Center at 446 Cass Street. Information is shared about events and activities that are happening in the neighborhood. Representatives from the City of East Peoria, the park district, and the police department are typically in attendance and have been very supportive in helping with the needs of the neighborhood. These meetings are also a good way for residents to communicate changes they would like to see in the neighborhood.
All residents are welcome and encouraged to join us:
- Thursday, July 13
- Thursday, August 10
- Thursday, September 14
- Thursday, October 12
- Thursday, November 9
- Thursday, December 14
NEW! Summer Luncheon Program
From July 5 – August 11, a nutritious, FREE lunch will be served each weekday at 12:45 at the Community Center for all Richland Neighborhood children aged 18 and under. The lunch will provided by Neighborhood House’s Summer Food Service Program.