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Housing Kickoff Meeting

Over 50 housing stakeholders from throughout the Tri-County region gathered last Wednesday at the Regional Housing Plan Kickoff Meeting. The Regional Housing Plan, part of the Brilliant.Bright.Community planning effort, will identify needs and list actions to address the needs in four topic areas: affordable housing; accessible housing; jobs-housing balance; and energy efficiency of housing. A Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing, or Regional AI, also will be developed as part of the Brilliant.Bright.Community effort. The Regional AI will examine the state of fair housing in the Tri-County region and identify ways in which impediments to fair housing can be addressed.

Meeting attendees heard presentations about these planning processes, provided their vision for housing in a sustainable region, and participated in small group discussions about regional housing needs and solutions. They even decorated individual cardboard houses to create a "neighborhood" that expressed their vision of housing in the region.

These planning processes are just now getting underway, and TCRPC is interested in obtaining input from all who are interested in housing so that an effective plan can be crafted for the region. For more information about these processes and to receive updates on the Regional Housing Plan, please contact Nick Hayward at nhayward@tricountyrpc.org.

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Tri-County Regional Planning Commission

456 Fulton Street
Suite 401
Peoria, IL 61602

Phone: 309.673.9330
Fax: 309.673.9802