Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

City Seeks Bids for the Sale of Six City Owned Properties

On January 19, 2022, the City published requests for bids for the sale of following six City owned properties: 506 Ash St. 40 E. Beardsley Ave. 1002 W. Beardsley Ave. 505 W. Bradley Ave. 606 W Bradley Ave. 1010 Maple St.   These properties were obtained by the City through Code Compliance activities. The requests […]


American Rescue Plan (HOMEARP) Allocation Plan Consulting Services

The Urbana HOME Consortium, of which the City is a member, is seeking proposals from qualified persons for Urbana HOME Consortium – American Rescue Plan (HOMEARP) Allocation Plan Consulting Services. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the consortium $2.9 million dollars in HOME ARP funding. This grant is intended to provide funding […]


Emergency Rent Assistance Still Available 

The Illinois eviction moratorium expired on October 3, 2021. Assistance remains available to help those who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, by taking advantage of Champaign County Regional Planning Commission’s Emergency Rent Assistance program. The program will pay for past due housing costs, such as rent and bills (power, water, sewer). The amount of […]


Code Compliance Response Times Temporarily Adjusted

Due to a record increase in the amount of Tenant Inspection requests, the Code Compliance Division will temporarily extend response times for some case types. The response time for most nuisance complaints will be extended from three to five days. Inspectors will still respond to nuisance complaints that are more time sensitive (i.e. garbage complaints) […]


City Hosts Springfield Fall Festival Block Party

On October 23, the Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) hosted a Fall Festival Block Party at the corner of Kenwood and Springfield. Families from Champaign Park Apartments, Stonegate Village Apartments, and Country Brook Apartments enjoyed games, food, and fun. Area businesses partnered with NSD to help make the event possible. Ramshaw Realty and Royce and Brinkmeyer […]


Surveying Set to Begin in Garden Hills

Topographic surveying in the Garden Hills Neighborhood will begin on October 25, 2021. This work is part of the planned drainage and lighting improvements in the Garden Hills Neighborhood that will be implemented over the next few years. The City’s consultant engineer (Clark Dietz) will perform the topographic surveying in the areas highlighted on the […]


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 […]