Items tagged: Neighborhood Services Department

Cleanup Events Made Possible with City’s Neighborhood Small Grant Program

On Saturday, August 21, neighbors in the BPM² and 500-800 West Washington Street hosted cleanup events using neighborhood small grant funds. The West Washington Street group rented both a bulk item dumpster and a dumpster for yard waste. Neighbors worked together to load both, helping ensure properties remain free of clutter. The BPM² neighbors filled […]


The Community Coalition and Neighborhood Services Dept Host Walk As One Event

The Community Coalition and Neighborhood Services Dept. hosted a Walk As One event at the John Lee Johnson Clubhouse in Bristol Place on Thursday, August 26. Staff and partners canvassed the nearly 100 units, talking with residents and sharing resource packets with information from CU Trauma and Resilience Initiative (CU TRI), Champaign Park District, Champaign-Urbana […]


Lovin’ U Campaign

On Wednesday August 11, the Neighborhood Services Department in Partnership with the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights (ECHO), continued its Lovin’ U Tour with the second of a series of neighborhood-based block parties in the Garden Hills Neighborhood. The Lovin’ U Tour is designed to proactively engage neighborhoods throughout the city with resources […]


City of Champaign Announces Dates for Lovin’ U Block Parties

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce the Lovin’ U Campaign of block parties and community engagement events starting August 2 and lasting through September 1, 2021. The Lovin’ U Campaign is being put on by the City’s Neighborhood Services Department in partnership with the Champaign County Community Coalition and the Hip-Hop Xpress. Each […]


Mayor and City Staff Attend Country Brook Cookout

On Wednesday, July 14 the Neighborhood Services Department hosted its first block party of the summer for the residents of Country Brook Apartments. NSD partnered with the Country Brook Cares neighborhood group to organize the block party with neighborhood residents. The goal of the event was to promote community solidarity and unity in response to […]


Neighborhood Small Grant Program Helping to Keep Children Safe

Residents in the Martin Luther King (MLK) Subdivision had concerns about motorists speeding in the area and contacted the City for ways to help mediate speeding, especially when children are playing outside. MLK neighborhood group leaders consulted with Neighborhood Services and Public Works to determine what types of signs to use and how they might […]


Home Consortium to Receive Special Funding Allocation

On May 3, the Urbana Home Consortium, which includes the City of Champaign, the City of Urbana and Champaign County, received notification of a special allocation of funding through HUD’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program-American Rescue Plan (HOME ARP). This one-time funding of $2.9 million will create a significant opportunity to meet the housing and service […]


Neighborhood Leaders Hosts Monthly Virtual Meeting

On May 5, Neighborhood Services hosted another virtual neighborhood leaders meeting. Deputy Police Chief Matt Henson provided an update on the Police response to gun incidents, and Jamie Vermillion from Public Works highlighted the City’s Adopt A Drain program. Twenty neighbors representing 15 registered neighborhood groups were in attendance. NSD staff continue to encourage group […]


CU at Home Pausing Operations

CU at Home recently announced that they were pausing their operations, and on May 12 temporarily closed their shelter for our community’s residents without an address that are not currently enrolled in the C-19 Shelter to Housing Voucher Program. The pause in services is due to a significant staffing shortage. Both the building and the […]


2613 West Kirby Case Update

Due to outstanding code violations including boarded doors and windows, the property at 2613 W Kirby Ave. became subject to the requirements of the vacant nuisance residential buildings ordinance. Failure of the property owner to comply with the ordinance requirements resulted in the case being forwarded to the City Legal Department for litigation. Now-retired Property […]