About the Neighborhood Services Department
Neighborhoods are the core component of our community. The City of Champaign is composed of 39 different neighborhoods that vary in size, housing style, and social composition. To better serve the community, the City focuses services at the neighborhood level in order to identify and correct specific issues and problems. The Neighborhood Services Department is responsible for many issues that affect individuals and their homes, neighborhoods, and the Champaign community. The Department has three divisions, each with differing responsibilities.
- Neighborhood Relations is charged with the organization and support of neighborhood groups.
- Neighborhood Programs monitors and disseminates funding to rehabilitate housing and support local social services.
- Code Compliance identifies and works to correct code issues on properties throughout the City.
The Neighborhood Services Department was created in 1992 with the mission of ensuring a comprehensive and effective response to neighborhood needs through implementation of the City’s Neighborhood Wellness Action Plan, coordination of neighborhood-based City services, and leadership on public information and citizen participation activities. The Department provides information, administers funding, and monitors programs that directly contribute to the health of neighborhoods throughout the city.
Neighborhood Wellness Plan
The Neighborhood Wellness Action Plan is used by City staff, appointed and elected officials, and residents of the City, as well as other agencies in and outside of the community. In conjunction with the Neighborhood Analysis Report, the Neighborhood Wellness Action Plan provides information regarding neighborhood conditions and issues and the types of activities that need to be carried out in order to achieve the Plan’s vision. Because it is intended to be used at various civic levels, the Plan has a number of distinct, yet related applications.