Items tagged: NSD

Neighborhood Services Participates in Peace Jam

On October 8, 2022, the Neighborhood Services and Police Departments participated in the Peace Jam alongside Courage Connection, and the Champaign Park District to kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Thanks to everyone’s contributions, residents were able to gain knowledge of local resources that included representatives from CU Public Health, RACES, Champaign County CASA, CU […]


Neighborhood Ambassadors Support Neighborhood Group Events

This week the Neighborhood Ambassadors supported several events hosted by various registered neighborhood groups. On Friday, September 16th, the Ambassadors assisted the Shadow Wood Neighborhood group in hosting a block party to celebrate Mexican Independence and to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month. The group used the Human Kinetics Parking lot to hold the event. On […]


City Sells Vacant Lots

On July 27, 2022, the City published requests for bids for the sale of three City owned properties. These properties were obtained by the City through Code Compliance activities. The requests for bids were advertised in the News Gazette, on CGTV and on the City’s social media accounts. In addition, signs were posted on the […]


Neighborhood Ambassadors Support BPM² Neighborhood Block Party

On September 10, 2022, the BPM2 neighborhood group hosted a neighborhood-based block party for their residents, supported by the Neighborhood Ambassador team. More than 50 neighbors enjoyed an evening of food, games, a bounce house, and music. C-U Trauma Resilience Initiative attended the event as a resource vendor and made meaningful connections with the residents […]


Neighborhood Ambassadors Ready to Serve the Champaign Community

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce that starting today, May 26, 2022, the City’s new team of Neighborhood Ambassadors will be out engaging with and assisting Champaign’s residents and visitors. The program consists of four Neighborhood Ambassadors and one Neighborhood Ambassador Supervisor who will work proactively to assist residents, share information, and serve […]


Fire Damaged Property Demolished by Owner

A fire damaged a house in late January beyond repair. A Property Maintenance Inspector issued a notice to the owner that the property was Condemned for Occupancy and needed to be demolished. The owner stated that he was getting bids for the demolition of the structures. Several weeks passed without activity at the property. The […]


Minor Home Repair Program

The City of Champaign Minor Home Repair Program provides assistance to eligible homeowners to correct housing deficiencies of an immediate nature which threaten the health and/or safety of the occupants of the home or the structural integrity of the building. Eligible repairs include but are not limited to repair or replacement of an actively leaking […]


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 […]