Neighborhood Programs Division
The Neighborhood Programs Division is responsible for developing and managing programs to address neighborhood needs, including rental and home ownership programs, neighborhood plan implementation, and public service activities. The Division administers a variety of Federal, State and local funds to support these programs and activities.
The completed Neighborhood Plan includes four parts: an existing conditions analysis; vision, goals, objectives; land use plan and implementation recommendations. The existing conditions analysis was completed in 2009. The plan provides guidance to the City on the Bristol Place redevelopment and other actions to improve the neighborhood.
The CommUnity Matters model is now expanding to other areas to address issues identified by neighborhood residents and associations, frequently involving youth, in the City’s targeted neighborhoods.
This initiative is a partnership with substantial funding from the Community Development Block Grant and Urban Renewal funds at the City of Champaign, as well as significant in-kind staffing and resource contributions from the partner agencies.
Community Matters Partners
Community Reinvestment Group (CRG)
- The group, comprised of banks, local government and nonprofit housing providers. Meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Parkland Business Development Center.
Council of Service Providers to the Homeless (CSPH)
- CSPH is a local organization that works to provide quality community care to individuals who are homeless in the Champaign-Urbana area. CSPH convenes monthly to discuss the needs of the variety of agencies, provide support across agency lines, and to work together to help the homeless population. Together this council unites a number of organizations in helping the local homeless.
The Neighborhood Programs Manual is required by the Champaign Municipal Code to be updated, at a minimum, every five years. The Manual provides a description of the available programs, eligibility requirements, general terms and conditions, types of assistance (grant vs. loan), security and subordination guidelines, and processing procedures.
The Consolidated Plan is a five-year plan that identifies strategies and resources that are available to meet affordable housing and community development objectives within the City.
Annual Action Plan
The Annual Action Plan is a yearly document required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that accompanies the Consolidated Plan. This document provides information on the City’s allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds.
Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)
The CAPER summarizes the progress the City made in carrying out its strategic plan outlined in its Consolidated Plan including accomplishments, resources available, persons assisted, and other actions. Information is provided for the past fiscal year and what goals and objectives were met from the Annual Action Plan.