Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

NSD Hosts Virtual Neighborhood Leaders Meeting

The Neighborhood Services Department Coordination Division hosted its monthly virtual leaders meeting on Wednesday, August 5th.  The meeting provided an opportunity for the Champaign Police Department to share information regarding gun violence within the Champaign community.  It also provided an opportunity to share how neighborhood groups could assist in addressing this issue in a proactive […]


New Holiday Park Neighborhood Group Holds First All Call Neighborhood Meeting

The Neighborhood Services Department Coordination Division helped leaders of the Holiday Park Neighborhood Group host an all call neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.  The group has organized around gunfire incidents in their area.  Community Coalition provided information on their monthly meetings and opportunities to engage with community members and service agencies around community […]


Campus Move In-Out Cleanliness

The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Code Compliance Staff will increase enforcement in the campus area from August 10th through September 4th 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 […]


Southwood Drive Neighborhood Cleanup

On July 11th, the Southwood Drive Neighborhood Watch Group used City of Champaign small grant funds to complete a neighborhood cleanup.  The group ensured a COVID-safe event by dividing the neighborhood walking path into zones, assigning a small group of people to clean each zone, providing hand sanitizer and masks, and scheduling appointments for people […]


Landlord/Tenant Virtual Forum

On July 9th, the Neighborhood Services Department – Coordination Division facilitated a virtual landlord/tenant forum.  The purpose of the forum was to educate both groups about their rights and responsibilities, provide resource information, and share fair housing enforcement information.  Fifty-six landlords, tenants, and community stakeholders participated in the virtual meeting and were treated to presentations […]


Bristol Place Leasing Update

Bristol Place Leasing Update The Housing Authority of Champaign County opened the waiting list for Bristol Place for one day on June 30, 2020. More than 640 families applied for housing in Bristol Place. 150 families from the waiting list were contacted by phone and mail to start the rental application process. 110 families responded […]


Neighborhood Group Update Form Now Available Online

Organized neighborhood groups registered with the City can now complete and submit their required annual update form online. The form only takes a few minutes to complete. Annual group update forms for fiscal year 2020-2021 (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021) must be submitted no later than August 1, 2020 for registered groups to retain active […]


Bristol Place Construction Update

Construction of Bristol Place, located at the corner of Bradley and Market, is 99 percent complete. Bristol Place features 90 units: 64 single-family homes, 26 town homes, and a community building. Landscaping on the property and installation of sod is currently being completed. To date, 43 units have been leased, 6 units have been assigned, and […]


Garden Hills Drainage Improvement Project Bid Opening

In March 2020 the City issued seven bid packets for the Garden Hills Drainage Improvement Project, which included the demolition of 17 properties on Hedge Road. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the bid openings were postponed until June 9, 2020. Typically, the City opens and reads bids aloud 30 minutes after the bid due […]


Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant

The City of Champaign is announcing the Small Business Incentive Program COVID-19 Relief Grant! Champaign City Council amended the City’s Small Business Incentive Program (SBIP) to allow allocation of $520,000 of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Up to $15,000 per grant is available to eligible small […]