Items tagged: NSD

City Seeks Bids for the Sale of Six City Owned Properties

On January 19, 2022, the City published requests for bids for the sale of following six City owned properties: 506 Ash St. 40 E. Beardsley Ave. 1002 W. Beardsley Ave. 505 W. Bradley Ave. 606 W Bradley Ave. 1010 Maple St.   These properties were obtained by the City through Code Compliance activities. The requests […]


City Hosts Springfield Fall Festival Block Party

On October 23, the Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) hosted a Fall Festival Block Party at the corner of Kenwood and Springfield. Families from Champaign Park Apartments, Stonegate Village Apartments, and Country Brook Apartments enjoyed games, food, and fun. Area businesses partnered with NSD to help make the event possible. Ramshaw Realty and Royce and Brinkmeyer […]


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 […]


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 […]


North Prospect Volunteer Cleanup Event

On May 13, a group of volunteers organized by Michael Chrasta of the non-profit organization The Vine and the Fig Tree performed a litter clean up in the North Prospect area. Volunteers from Youth Build and Meijer participated in the cleanup through morning and afternoon shifts. Twenty-nine 30-gallon bags of litter were removed from the […]