Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Home Accessibility Retrofit Program Aids Two Households

Recently, air conditioning units failed in two households in which occupants had respiratory conditions requiring conditioned air. The units were old and beyond repair, and the homeowners could not afford to replace them. City staff was able to assist by replacing the air conditioning units through the Home Accessibility Retrofit Program. This program is available […]


Who Is Responsible for Graffiti Abatement in Champaign?

Graffiti is unsightly vandalism that, left unattended, sends the signal that nobody cares, often attracting other forms of criminal mischief.  It can also decrease a resident’s feeling of safety in their neighborhood. Research indicates the most effective way to prevent graffiti is to report it and remove it promptly. When graffiti appears on publicly owned […]


City Removes Hazardous Tree

On August 9, 2018, a Neighborhood Services Department inspector observed a huge section had broken off a tree located at 1515 Holly Hill in the Garden Hills neighborhood.  The City of Champaign had acquired a Judicial Deed to the property in 2015 through a code compliance legal process and demolished the residential structure in 2016. […]


Relocation Assistance Letters Sent to Former Bristol Place Tenants

At the beginning of August 2018, former Bristol Place rental tenants received an update via letter from the Neighborhood Services Department. The letter included reminder information about relocation assistance, including the number of remaining relocation payments to be received, as well as the date when payments will end.  Recipients were encouraged to contact Jean Algee […]


National Night Out Celebration – August 7

The City of Champaign encourages the community to join us in celebrating National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.  The public is invited to join in the fun at the community-wide National Night Out event at Beardsley Park (1006 N Walnut Street, Champaign) from 5-7 p.m.  The celebration will include free food, entertainment, inflatables, […]


Registration Open for Champaign City Government 101 Academy

The City of Champaign is proud to again offer an exciting opportunity for residents to learn about the inner workings of local government. The Champaign City Government 101 Academy will educate the public about the organization and operation of the City of Champaign, and promote civic engagement.  The 12-class Academy will cover topics like public […]


Campus Move In-Out Cleanliness

The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Code Compliance Staff will increase enforcement in the campus area from August 6 through August 24 in an attempt to prevent large accumulations of trash and overflowing dumpsters.  Property owners will receive notices giving them short response times in which to remove accumulations of trash.  If the trash remains after the abatement […]


Neighborhood Small Grant Program Aids in Storm Cleanup

On June 10, the Ironwood and Copper Ridge subdivisions were hit by a tornado that caused damage to properties in the area.  In order to efficiently remove debris from the neighborhoods, both Home Owners Association boards applied for Neighborhood Small Grant funds to host neighborhood cleanup events.  A total of $2,196 was utilized to rent […]


“Goal Getters” Community Clean Up Project

On the hot afternoon of Monday, July 2, Champaign Unit 4 students participating in the “Goal Getters” Program worked with staff from the Neighborhood Services Department to remove litter from neighborhood streets.  The students were treated to pizza and a short presentation on Neighborhood Wellness from Code Compliance Manager David Oliver prior to hitting the […]