Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

New Episode of Champaign Spotlight features Rob Kowalski

Dive into the latest episode of Champaign Spotlight, where we sit down with Neighborhood Services Director Rob Kowalski. Communications Manager Jeff Hamilton first talks with Rob about his background and what kept him in Champaign after attending the University of Illinois. Then we dig in to learn more about the pivotal role the Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) […]

Only 5 Days left to Register for the Champaign Neighborhood Network Conference

The City of Champaign will host the 2024 Champaign Neighborhood Network Conference (CNNC) on Friday, May 17, 2024, at the I Hotel and Conference Center. The conference is designed to support Champaign’s neighborhood-based community engagement and organizing efforts by providing resources, tools, and information to increase the capacity of neighborhood residents, volunteers, and grassroots organizers […]

Prime Contractor Breakfast

On Friday, March 29, 2024 the City’s Equity and Engagement Department in partnership with the Finance Department, hosted a breakfast for prime contractors to learn more about the City’s procurement process and diversity efforts. City staff were also invited to participate and speak to vendors.  More than 30 people were in attendance and our prime […]

Save the Date! Champaign Neighborhood Network Conference

Save the Date: Friday, May 17, 2024 Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Venue: I-Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign The Neighborhood Services and Equity & Engagement Departments are thrilled to present the 2024 Champaign Neighborhood Network Conference (CNNC)! This dynamic one-day event is designed to empower and connect our vibrant neighborhoods. Here’s what you need […]

City Accepting Pre-Applications for New Housing Repair Program

From March 25 through March 29, 2024, eligible Champaign homeowners can pre-apply for the City of Champaign’s new Vital Home Repair Program, which could pay for up to $60,000 of improvements to the resident’s home at no cost to the homeowner. The Vital Home Repair Program provides forgivable deferred payment loans to eligible applicants needing […]

2024 Champaign Neighborhood Network Conference

Registration is now open for the 2024 Champaign Neighborhood Network Conference (CNNC), scheduled for Friday, May 17, from 8:00 am -5:00 pm at the I-Hotel and Conference Center. The CNNC conference is geared towards Champaign’s registered neighborhood group leaders, their respective neighbors, and any community members interested in neighborhood organizing and engagement efforts. Workshop presenters […]

Code Compliance Update

The Code Compliance Division of the Neighborhood Services Department continued to receive a high number of tenant inspection requests and housing inspection cases in 2023.  This continues a trend that began in 2021.  Tenant inspection requests are requests for inspection from tenants in rental units.  Housing inspection cases include exterior structure complaints, fire damaged properties, […]

Trails at Brittany & Annual HOA Family Night

On January 16, 2024, the Trails at Brittany HOA combined a family night social event with their annual HOA meeting. This event was located at Jupiter’s at the crossing. This encouraged entire families to attend the meeting while enjoying pizza and games. Attendees received updates on HOA business, a safety presentation from Police, and engagement […]