PCDS Supportive Housing Services seeks to end homelessness in Peoria by providing safe, affordable housing and on-site services that empower residents to increase their independence, improve their quality of life, and maintain their housing on a permanent basis. With 159 units, PCDS is the largest provider of supportive housing for homeless veterans, individuals and families in the Peoria area. Providing a place to live is only the beginning. PCDS works to ensure that each family or individual is able to maintain their home with services and support dedicated to helping each build the self-sufficiency and the skills they need to change their lives. Supportive housing, like that offered by PCDS, is the most cost effective way to end homelessness and reduce its related costs including healthcare, unemployment, institutionalization and emergency services.
In the summer of 2012 , the YWCA closed their doors in Peoria and stranded some permanent affordable housing properties which SSOC stepped up to preserve. There were two properties involved in the project. One consisted of the preservation of 5 existing family duplexes, which are supplemented by a new construction duplex . An additional property adjacent had several small mostly vacant buildings on it that SSOC demolished and replaced with a new construction three-story multifamily building, totaling fourteen (14) one-bedroom units. The units house homeless individuals and state referrals.
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