A Joint Service of Bradley University and Illinois State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Phoenix Community Development Services receives $5.2M for downtown housing concept

Phoenix Community Development Services
An aerial view of Phoenix Community Development Services' properties on NE Madison, including the 24 new units constructed last year.

The Illinois Housing Development Authority will award funds for construction of apartments for adults aged 18 to 24 experiencing homelessness in Peoria.

Phoenix Community Development Services will receive $5.2 million in funds for construction of the Madison Apartments III in downtown Peoria.

The new four-story building will include 16 studio and one-bedroom apartments catered mainly to people aging out of the care of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

It's one of ten projects announced Wednesday as part of a 55 million dollar wave of permanent supportive housing funding.

We depend on your support to keep telling stories like this one. You – together with NPR donors across the country – create a more informed public. Fact by fact, story by story. Please take a moment to donate now and fund the local news our community needs. Your support truly makes a difference.

Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.