Who we are

Founded in 2001 METEC is a non-profit 501c(3) organization that was established to provide economic opportunities for families that live in Peoria, specifically those earning low-to moderate wages. We believe the road to improving ones economic well being, starts with financial literacy. Financial education is the core of every program METEC offers. METEC is a HUD-approved housing counseling supplier with expertise in homeownership and downpayment program administration. Our programs now serve more than seven counties including Peoria, Knox, Tazewell, Stark, Woodford, Mason, and Fulton.


Empowering families and individuals to improve their financial well-being through housing counseling, credit counseling, financial education, and employment preparation.










METEC's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

FIRST COME • FIRST SERVED • METEC's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program offers tax help to participants that meet income guidelines. The Volunteer Tax Assistance program provides free tax preparation, electronic filing and financial education to help the underserved build for the future and become self-sufficient. The program is funded by the Central Illinos Financial Education and Asset Bulding Coalition, a Peoria-based non-profit coalition.

  • Location: METEC Resource Center, 2605 W. Drause Ave, Peoria, IL 61605
  • Start Date: January 28, 2014.
  • Hours: Tuesday - 11 am to 7 pm and Saturday - 9 am to 2 pm
  • End Date: On Tax Deadline Date

What documents do you need to bring with you?

  • Proof of identity – driver's license or state-issued ID card.
  • Copies of ALL: W-2, 10098, 1099 forms.
  • Social Security card or Individual Tax identification Number (ITIN) card for all individuals listed on return.
  • Banking information (voided check and/or savings deposit slip) for direct deposit of refunds.
  • If e-filing a joint return, both spouses must be present to sign the return.
  • Child-care provider's identification number.


If you are an employer and would like to provide this service for your employees, contact METEC at (309) 676-3832, Ext 309. We'll work with you to provide this service for all of your eligible employees. We'll provide you with marketing materials, handouts, flyers and anything else youo need to make it happen