Congratulations SSOC!

Congratulations are in order for SSOC (South Side Office of Concern) on the closing of their new development! The new permanent housing units will be located in downtown Peoria, IL and will be rehabilitating 202 NE Madison.

The Madison Avenue Apartments will include 10 units, a mixture of 8 one bedroom (603 square feet) and 2 two bedroom (820 square feet) apartments.

Downtown Peoria was chosen due to the close proximity of restaurants, grocery and retail shops, transportation, healthcare facilities and recreational activities. This development is nearly 10,000 square feet and will include on-site case management and supportive services staff.

The residents will benefit from services offered on the lower levels, laundry facilities and a communal library.

“A recent marketing study commissioned by SSOC found that there are less than 2,000 units of affordable housing in Peoria while there are more than 15,000 income qualified households for affordable housing. SSOC’s newest housing development will help our community move towards closing that gap.”  President/CEO Christine Kahl

SSOC serves those with mental and physical disabilities. Their goal is to empower families to live independently in the community and facilitate the achievement of the residents highest potential level of self sufficiency. While working with other collaborative partners, SSOC will provide residents with independent service planning, life skills, employment and job training and comprehensive behavioral services.