Items tagged: Neighborhood Services Department

Neighborhood Group Update Form Now Available Online

Organized neighborhood groups registered with the City can now complete and submit their required annual update form online. The form only takes a few minutes to complete. Annual group update forms for fiscal year 2020-2021 (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021) must be submitted no later than August 1, 2020 for registered groups to retain active […]


New Episode of The Mayor Feinen Podcast

On this week’s The Mayor Feinen Podcast, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen talks with representatives from community organizations about some of the social services available to Champaign residents who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and how these programs are being funded. The discussion includes programs available to assist neighbors without addresses, providing healthy food to […]


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 […]


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 Receives Competitive Affordable Housing Grant for the Garden Hills SLEEP Program

The City, in partnership with Busey Bank, has been awarded a $67,500 from the 2019 Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago Affordable Housing Program. The grant will expand the work of the Garden Hills SLEEP Program by providing emergency escape and rescue windows and exterior lighting on yard poles and at entry points to 20 […]


Neighborhood Services Department Attends Resource Fair

The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Services Department attended the National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) resource fair and dinner at Garden Hills on February 12.  Over 50 families attended the event where 20 vendors presented information and resources for families with children.  Neighborhood Programs Division staff handed out information on the Champaign Coalition, CommUnity […]


City of Champaign and Champaign Park District Announce New Community Award Program

The City of Champaign and the Champaign Park District are proud to announce a new partnership to honor those working tirelessly to improve our neighborhoods, parks, and community. The Champaign STAR Awards is an exciting new merger of the City’s STAR Awards and the Park District’s Champaign Park Honors programs.  STAR stands for “Service Together […]


Public Works Assists Code Compliance With Illegal Dumping

Public Works Assists Code Compliance With Illegal Dumping On January 31, Property Maintenance Inspector Kim Burnett posted a 24-hour notice at 714 W. Hill Street for a sofa observed on the parkway in front of the residence. On February 1, Burnett reinspected the property to check for compliance and found the sofa had not been […]


City Employees and Community Members Take Part in Phase 1 of a Neighborhood Fire Prevention Effort 

Staff and Firefighters from the Champaign Fire Department, staff from Champaign’s Neighborhood Services Department, and members of several community organizations completed phase 1 of the targeted-neighborhood fire prevention effort on Saturday, April 2. Approximately 11 employees from the Champaign Fire Department, 4 employees from the Neighborhood Services Department, and 20 volunteers from community organizations canvassed two high-risk neighborhoods in […]


STAR Expo and Awards Ceremony

On Thursday April 17, the Neighborhood Services Department and the Neighborhood Services Advisory Board hosted the 5th Annual STAR Expo/Awards Ceremony at the Hilton Garden Inn.  37 vendors were available during the Expo to display various services and programs, such as Construction Ideas LLC, Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club, CommUnity Matters, Ameren Act on […]