Items tagged: NSD

City Assists Home Owners Association Reclaim Detention Ponds

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce that on October 12, 2018, the Timberline Valley South Home Owners Association (HOA) successfully reacquired their neighborhood’s detention ponds and commons area back from an out of town Limited Liability Corporation (LLC). The LLC acquired the ponds and commons area through a tax sale in April 2017. […]


Neighborhood Services Implements New Communication Techniques

The Neighborhood Services Department is responsible for the maintenance and preservation of existing structures in the community through the enforcement of property maintenance codes and coordination of efforts to achieve compliance with the City’s blight and nuisance abatement programs. Often residents are unaware of Champaign property code requirements. Rather than sending a violation notice to residents […]


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 […]


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 […]


Recent Fires Cause Damage to Homes, Structures

This week included a rash of fires in apartments, parking lots, and residential homes. The home at 714 W. Vine has been vacant for more than two years and has been undergoing rehabilitation under the City’s Vacant Nuisance Residential Building program. The fire started in the basement and created a large hole in the first floor. The […]


National Community Development Week Marked With Atrium Display

National Community Development Week is an annual celebration of the Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships program during the Congressional Easter Recess. This year National Community Development Week was held during the week of April 2-6.  In order to highlight the impact programs like the CBDG and the HOME Investment Partnerships […]


Code Compliance Demolition Activities

Vacant structures can pose a threat to public safety, not only to neighborhood residents but also police and fire responders. Buildings with securing boards often remain in that condition for extended periods of time. The condition of these buildings materially increases the risk of fire to the building and adjacent properties. Their dilapidated appearance negatively […]


Neighborhood Programs Lead to Structure Repair

In June of 2017, the Neighborhood Programs Division was tasked with making a house habitable after the home was badly damaged by fire. The damaged portion of the home contained the bedrooms, bathroom, water heater, breaker box, and furnace. The client had no homeowner’s insurance and the house was condemned pending repairs. If the home […]