Items tagged: Neighborhood Services Department

Neighborhood Services Hosts Contractor Informational Meeting

On April 19th, 2022, the Neighborhood Services Department hosted over 30 contractors at the Champaign Public Library for the 2022 Contractor Informational Meeting. The meeting’s primary goal was to share information about contracting opportunities with the City’s housing rehab programs, including the Modified Garden Hills SLEEP Program. Additionally, contractors received information on how to register […]


City of Champaign Partners with Down Payment Assistance Programs

The IllinoisAssist program offers homebuyers a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage and a three to seven percent cash grant based on the size of the loan for down payment and closing costs. The Illinois Housing Development Agency (IHDA) offers three mortgage products up to $10,000 under the IHDAccess programs. Each product offers down payment, closing cost assistance […]


North Prospect Cleanup

Keep Champaign Beautiful coordinated a cleanup along Interstate Drive on April 9, 2022, in conjunction with the Boneyard Creek Community Day cleanup event. Approximately 20 volunteers participated in the cleanup including volunteers from the Meijer store and the Ashland Park neighborhood. Public Works also assisted the effort. Approximately 50 bags of litter were collected. The […]


NSD Helps Spread the Word About METCAD 9-1-1 Career Opportunities

The Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) shared information on the Telecommunicator hiring process at METCAD 9-1-1 with 121 registered neighborhood group leaders. These leaders represent 44 registered groups consisting of thousands of Champaign households. Sharing information through our registered neighborhood groups is an easy way to get information to many residents quickly. City departments and community […]


Accessory Structure Demolition Program

The City of Champaign Accessory Structure Demolition Program assists eligible homeowners to demolish dilapidated accessory structures, like garages, sheds, decks and fences that are detached from the home. Funding for this program is provided by federal dollars the City of Champaign receives through the Community Development Block Grant program. Assistance is provided in the form […]


Equity and Engagement Department Guest Presenter at the Neighborhood Leader Meeting

On April 6, 2022, Tracy Parsons from the Equity and Engagement Department presented an overview of the City’s Community Gun Violence Reduction Blueprint at the Neighborhood Leaders Monthly Meeting. Tracy highlighted key activities of the Community Coalition and the Community Violence Response Team in response to violent incidents, as well outlining root causes of gun […]


City Seeks Public Input on FY 2022-23 Annual Action Plan

On March 15, 2022, the City published the Draft FY 2022-23 Annual Action Plan and opened the public comment period. The Annual Action Plan identifies goals and strategies for the City to undertake and achieve desired community development outcomes. These goals are accomplished by using federal allocations of Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment […]


City Sells Vacant Lots to Habitat for Humanity

On January 19, 2022, the City published requests for bids for the sale of six City owned properties that no longer serve a purpose for the City. These properties were obtained by the City through Code Compliance activities. The requests for bids were advertised in the News Gazette, CGTV and the City’s social media accounts. […]


Garden Hills Winter Informational Meeting

On February 17, 2022, the City hosted a virtual meeting to share information on programs and improvement projects in the Garden Hills neighborhood. Staff from the Police, Planning and Development, Neighborhood Services, and Public Works departments presented on the approved license plate readers, the Strategic Neighborhood Action Plan, the new Neighborhood Ambassadors Program, the Modified […]


Relocator Agreement for City owned Residential Lots

A neighborhood resident raised concerns about activity at two properties in the Hedge Road area. During the conversation about this activity, the resident stated that the City owned residential lots at 1319 Hedge and 1432 Holly Hill were being used for overflow parking on nights and weekends. Staff from the Neighborhood Services Department, the Public […]