Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Nuisance Abatement Contractor Applications

The Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) is now accepting applications for Nuisance Abatement Contractors.  NSD is seeking three contractors to be on a rotational list for hauling.  NSD is also seeking contractors for mowing, securing, and sidewalk snow removal.  A single contractor will be selected for each type of service based on the information provided in the […]

City Staff Celebrate International Women’s Day

On March 8, 202, International Women’s Day (IWD) was celebrated around the world. This day is a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women. The theme of IWD 2023 was #EmbraceEquity, a campaign to get the world talking about […]

Equity & Engagement and Neighborhood Services Departments’ Office Move

On February 23rd, staff from the Equity and Engagement Department and the Neighborhood Services Department made the big move from 102 N Neil St. to their new home at 205 W Park Ave. This move was a huge project for the City, with staff from nearly every department coming together to make it a success. […]

Neighborhood Services and Equity and Engagement Departments Relocating to New Offices

On February 27, 2023, the City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Services and Equity and Engagement Departments will begin serving the public from a new location in Downtown Champaign. The new offices are located at 205 W. Park Avenue, just west of the Virginia Theatre and a short walk from their current home in the City Building. […]

Resource Fair for Displaced Residents

On Friday and Saturday, January 20-21, the community came together to support residents of Champaign Park Apartments who had recently been displaced.  The Equity and Engagement Department, in collaboration with the Neighborhood Services Department and other community organizations, hosted a resource fair at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department and Y on the Fly.  Nine community […]

Extension Granted for Federal Home Loan Bank Grant

In June 2019, the City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department partnered with Busey Bank to apply for a highly competitive Affordable Housing Program grant through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLB). In November 2019, the Neighborhood Services Department received notice that they were approved to receive the amount of $67,500 for the purpose […]

Neighborhood Ambassadors Deliver Presents to Shadowwood Residents

On December 21, 2022, the City’s Neighborhood Ambassadors helped spread the holiday spirit by delivering presents to children in the Shadowwood neighborhood with a holiday drive. La Casa Cultural Latina at the University of Illinois gifted 250 presents and toys to the Shadowwood neighborhood, which the City’s Neighborhood Ambassadors wrapped and delivered. The Neighborhood Ambassadors […]

Neighborhood Services Department Celebrates 30 Years

The Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) was created in 1992 to address neighborhood needs by utilizing the City’s Neighborhood Wellness Action Plan, coordinating neighborhood-based City services, and taking the lead on public information and citizen participation activities. The Department provides services and programs that directly contribute to healthy, thriving neighborhoods. NSD is comprised of three unique […]

City Leads Blanket Drive on Behalf of Strides Low Barrier Shelter

The new Strides Low Barrier Shelter is scheduled to open on December 12, 2022. As part of their tangible needs, Strides staff included fleece blankets on their “wish list”, with a goal of securing 100 blankets prior to the shelter open date. Over the past month, the City’s Neighborhood Ambassadors (Neighborhood Services Department) collected blankets […]

Overview of Neighborhood Ambassador Program Presented to Strides Staff

The Strides Low Barrier Shelter is scheduled to open on December 12, 2022. This week, Neighborhood Ambassador Supervisor, Jacqueline Kalipeni, met with the Strides staff at the Champaign Public Library to provide an overview of the Neighborhood Ambassador Program. Strides will host their Community Service Day events on December 8 and 9. The service day […]