The City of Champaign is proud to celebrate National Community Development Week from April 22-29. This weeklong celebration was designed to draw attention to the accomplishments of the programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and the HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) programs. This annual event started in 1986 and is now in its 33rd year with hundreds of communities participating each year. The City of Champaign is celebrating the successful impact of CDBG and HOME funds that have been used to fund housing rehabilitation and youth public service programs.
To mark the week, staff from the City’s Neighborhood Services Department decorated the City Building atrium display case. A major component of community development work is seeking public input, so staff asked City of Champaign employees’ families and our partners at Champaign Park District, Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club, and DREAAM House to provide a youth voice in what makes a dream neighborhood. Stop by the atrium display case at 102 N. Neil Street, Champaign to view their responses and artwork all week long.