Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

City Submits Consolidated Annual Performance Review

The City submitted its Consolidated Annual Performance Review (CAPER) to HUD on September 28. The CAPER outlines the City’s expenditures and accomplishments with Community Development Block Grant Funds during the previous program year. Projects funded during FY 2020-21 program year focused on preventing and responding to the Coronavirus. These funds were targeted towards emergency mortgage, […]


Lovin’ U Tour Stops in Downtown Champaign

On August 19, 2021, the Neighborhood Services Department, Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights, and the Community Coalition partnered with Hip-Hop Express to host a Lovin’ U Block party/concert in Downtown Champaign. The Downtown Lovin’ U tour event was held from 9-11 pm in the heart of Champaign. Event participants were treated to hip […]


Temporary Parking Lot Closure

Parking Lot to be Temporarily Closed for Lovin’ U Block Party In order to host the City’s Downtown Lovin’ U Tour stop, parts of the parking lot at the intersection of Neil Street and Washington Street will be temporarily closed on Thursday, August 19, 2021, between 7:00 a.m. and midnight. The southern portion of the […]


Neighborhood Safety Meeting Held at Champaign Park Apartments

Neighborhood Safety Meeting Held at Champaign Park Apartments The Community Violence Response Task Force (CVRT), a working group of the Champaign County Community Coalition, hosted a Neighborhood Safety Meeting at Champaign Park Apts. on Monday, August 16. City staff Mary Catherine Roberson (ECHO) and John Ruffin (NSD) assisted with facilitation of the event, sharing information […]


Lovin’ U Campaign

On Wednesday August 11, the Neighborhood Services Department in Partnership with the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights (ECHO), continued its Lovin’ U Tour with the second of a series of neighborhood-based block parties in the Garden Hills Neighborhood. The Lovin’ U Tour is designed to proactively engage neighborhoods throughout the city with resources […]


City Holds Virtual Neighborhood Leaders Meeting

On August 4 the Neighborhood Services Department hosted its monthly neighborhood leaders virtual meeting. The meeting introduced neighbors in new leadership roles this year to the City’s Neighborhood Coordination Division. Leaders were reminded of the benefits of choosing to register their neighborhood group with the City, and staff shared information on the upcoming Lovin’ U […]


Lovin’ U Campaign Tour is Rollin’

On August 2, the Neighborhood Services Department in, partnership with the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights, kicked of its Lovin U’ tour with the first of a series of neighborhood-based block parties in the Garden Hills Neighborhood.  The Lovin’ U campaign is designed to proactively engage neighborhoods throughout the city with resources and […]


Campus Move In-Move Out Cleanliness

The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Code Compliance Staff will increase enforcement in the campus area from August 9th through September 10th 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 […]


City of Champaign Announces Dates for Lovin’ U Block Parties

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce the Lovin’ U Campaign of block parties and community engagement events starting August 2 and lasting through September 1, 2021. The Lovin’ U Campaign is being put on by the City’s Neighborhood Services Department in partnership with the Champaign County Community Coalition and the Hip-Hop Xpress. Each […]


Mayor and City Staff Attend Country Brook Cookout

On Wednesday, July 14 the Neighborhood Services Department hosted its first block party of the summer for the residents of Country Brook Apartments. NSD partnered with the Country Brook Cares neighborhood group to organize the block party with neighborhood residents. The goal of the event was to promote community solidarity and unity in response to […]