Items tagged: NSD

City Provides CDBG COVID Relief Funds to Support Those in Need

The United Way was awarded $58,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) COVID Relief funds to support their CU Better Together Initiative. CU Better together is a collaboration of organizations whose goal is to support families with school aged children by reducing food insecurity during COVID19. Meals are provided to families in need and distributed […]


COVID-19 Relief Grant Update

The City’s COVID-19 relief programs have made a meaningful impact in the community. This past summer, the City received a special allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds through the federal CARES Act to be used to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. After a thorough analysis of needs and community collaboration, subrecipient agreements with five […]


Landlord Virtual Forum

On November 20, the Neighborhood Services Department – Coordination Division facilitated the “Landlords: Helping Tenants Access Rent Resource” virtual forum. The purpose of the forum was to educate landlords on available resources and encourage continued communication with tenants to ensure they know how to access the help they need. Staff from Champaign County Regional Planning […]


City Abatement

Two Administrative Search warrants were obtained by the Code Compliance Division of Neighborhood Service Department to clean up two properties that had been cited for refuse and unapproved outdoor storage. Neighbors had been concerned about properties for some time, and the owner has continued to not comply with notices of violation. The two properties are […]


NSD Neighborhood Leaders Meeting

On Wednesday October 7th, NSD hosted its monthly virtual neighborhood leaders meeting. The meeting participants included 26 leaders from groups throughout the City. Participants were treated to a conversation with Kandace Turner, University of Illinois Associate Director of Public Engagement. Ms. Turner shared an overview of the Shield Program implemented by the University to safely […]


Edwin Watchout Group All Call Meeting

The newly established Edwin Watchout Group hosted its first all call neighborhood meeting on Saturday, October 10, 2020, taking advantage of the use of the NSD Zoom account to host virtual meetings, a benefit offered to all registered neighborhood groups. The Edwin Watchout Group’s primary concern is speeding in the area. Officer Leslie Kerr was […]


Southwood Drive Neighborhood Cleanup

On July 11th, the Southwood Drive Neighborhood Watch Group used City of Champaign small grant funds to complete a neighborhood cleanup.  The group ensured a COVID-safe event by dividing the neighborhood walking path into zones, assigning a small group of people to clean each zone, providing hand sanitizer and masks, and scheduling appointments for people […]


Landlord/Tenant Virtual Forum

On July 9th, the Neighborhood Services Department – Coordination Division facilitated a virtual landlord/tenant forum.  The purpose of the forum was to educate both groups about their rights and responsibilities, provide resource information, and share fair housing enforcement information.  Fifty-six landlords, tenants, and community stakeholders participated in the virtual meeting and were treated to presentations […]


Code Compliance Division Resumes Additional Code Inspections

The Code Compliance Division has added additional inspections types beginning June 15, 2020.These additional inspection types include housing and nuisance cases. Examples of housing cases that will now be addressed are interior tenant inspection requests, exterior housing complaints, and vacant structure cases. Some examples of nuisance cases that will now be addressed are inoperable vehicles, […]


NSD Hosts Virtual Leader Meeting

The Neighborhood Services Department hosted its first virtual Neighborhood Leaders Forum via zoom on May 13th. The meeting provided an opportunity to virtually connect with leaders from 23 registered groups representing neighborhoods throughout the City for Champaign. Champaign Police provided an update regarding policing priorities and operational changes in response to COVID-19. Neighborhood Coordination shared […]