Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

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 […]


Code Compliance Division Resumes Additional Code Inspections

The Code Compliance Division has added additional inspections types beginning June 15, 2020.These additional inspection types include housing and nuisance cases. Examples of housing cases that will now be addressed are interior tenant inspection requests, exterior housing complaints, and vacant structure cases. Some examples of nuisance cases that will now be addressed are inoperable vehicles, […]


NSD Hosts Virtual Leader Meeting

The Neighborhood Services Department hosted its first virtual Neighborhood Leaders Forum via zoom on May 13th. The meeting provided an opportunity to virtually connect with leaders from 23 registered groups representing neighborhoods throughout the City for Champaign. Champaign Police provided an update regarding policing priorities and operational changes in response to COVID-19. Neighborhood Coordination shared […]


City of Champaign Resumes Additional Code Compliance Inspections

Following a short pause while the City developed procedures to ensure the safety of the public and City inspectors during the COVID-19 pandemic, Champaign’s Code Compliance Division has now implemented virtual interior code inspections of residential dwelling units and resumed limited-contact inspection of vacant units. The City has also resumed exterior code violation inspections for […]


Bristol Place Residences Clubhouse Named in Honor of John Lee Johnson

The City of Champaign is proud to announce the clubhouse in the new Bristol Place Residences has been named in honor of the late John Lee Johnson.  Johnson was a lifelong resident of the Champaign-Urbana community, a staunch community advocate for better neighborhoods, and a member of the Champaign City Council from 1973 – 1981. […]


City of Champaign Announces Additional Service Alterations

Today, the City of Champaign announced additional service changes to promote social distancing and to proactively support the prevention and management of COVID-19. Changes are temporary, and an announcement will be made once the City is able to return to normal business. The Neighborhood Programs Division (Neighborhood Services Department) is suspending all new applications for […]


City of Champaign Announces Additional Suspensions to Services

Today, the City of Champaign announced additional service changes to promote social distancing and to proactively support the prevention and management of COVID-19. Changes are temporary, and an announcement will be made once the City is able to return to normal business. The Code Compliance Division (Neighborhood Services) is suspending all inspections except for cases […]


City Donates Lot to University of Illinois Solar Decathlon Project

On February 21, 2020, the City transferred the deed to 1202 N. Walnut, Champaign, for a house being designed by University of Illinois students for the 2020 Solar Decathlon. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition comprising ten contests that challenges student teams to design and build highly efficient and innovative […]


Champaign Residents Now Settling Into Their New Homes in the Bristol Development

The City of Champaign is very pleased to welcome the first residents now moving into their new homes in the Bristol Development.  While work on parts of the development continue, some families started moving into finished homes on Saturday, February 15, 2020.  The complete redevelopment of the former Bristol Place neighborhood is the result of […]


City Staff to Participate in Point-in-Time Count

Staff from Neighborhood Services will participate in the annual Point-in-Time survey on January 30, 2020.  The survey is a count mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and provides a snapshot of homelessness in Champaign County and throughout the country. Organized locally by the Champaign County Continuum of Service Providers to […]