The group is trying to raise about $500,000 for the renovations.
The tour is the CCPA’s largest fundraiser of the year and will include stops at seven homes, a historic church, an office building being put to new use and the Grimes Flying Lab and Museum, among others.
“The purpose is to illustrate how these homes can be restored and renovated to meet the needs of today’s families,” Gonzalez said.
Homes included in the tour must be at least 50 years old, although the oldest home on this year’s tour was built around 1845.
In addition to the tours, there will be craft demonstrations, sales and entertainment provided throughout the event.
One of the goals of the tour is to provide a variety of homes allowing residents to view several periods and styles.
“The most important thing is for people to take a second look when they’re shopping for a house and look at an older home,” Gonzalez said.
IF YOU GO
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Cost: Tickets are $12 and available at the white tent behind the Urbana Municipal Building, 205 S. Main St.