Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

City Staff attends RNNC Steering Committee Meeting, Sees Praise for 2016 Conference

Neighborhood Coordination Staff in the Neighborhood Services Department attended a meeting of the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) Executive Steering Committee held in Evansville on January 19 – 20. The meeting was hosted by the City of Evansville and provided an opportunity for representatives from RNNC member cities to provide technical assistance and input regarding […]

Urbana HOME Consortium Plans Upcoming RFP

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana will be publishing a joint request for proposal (RFP) to distribute HOME funds prior to a commitment deadline of July 31. The purpose of the RFP will be to further affordable housing through down payment, rehabilitation, purchase, or construction and could serve either rental or homeowner markets. The RFP […]

Continuum of Care Holds Point In Time Count

This week marks the annual Point In Time (PIT) count for continua of care across the country. This process is put in place to identify the homeless population by number of persons, families, and the defining characteristics that may be causing their homelessness. Locally, the Champaign County Continuum of Care selected Thursday, January 26 for […]

Update on Men’s Emergency Shelter

Update on Men’s Emergency Shelter Neighborhood Programs staff attended the press conference regarding the Men’s Emergency Shelter that opened Friday, January 6, 2017 and will operate through March 6, 2017.  Previously, “pop-up” shelter facilities were offered in extreme temperatures (for men and women).  In 2016, the TIMES Center ended its Level 1 Program and the […]

Demolition Underway at 608 E Columbia

Due to a court order, an Expedited Demolition is underway at 608 E. Columbia.  To coordinate the project, an Invitation to Bid was posted on the City of Champaign’s Website and a Public Notice was placed in the News Gazette on November 20 & 27. On December 2, a bid opening was held in which […]

Neighborhood Services Offers OneRoof Training

The Neighborhood Programs Division brought Travis Remmert, founder of OneRoof systems, onsite for daylong training on December 15.The City’s IT Department was instrumental in providing access to learning laptops in the lower level of the City Building for this event. Champaign is one of the original member cities to use this community development software, and […]

Keep Champaign Beautiful Committee Conducts Annual Litter Index

Members of Keep Champaign Beautiful, a sub-committee of the Neighborhood Services Advisory Board, conducted the 2016 Litter Index on October 28.  The litter index is one of the annual requirements to maintain affiliation with Keep America Beautiful.  This is the third year the Keep Champaign Beautiful Committee has performed a litter index in Champaign. The […]

Champaign City Government 101 Academy

Neighborhood Coordination staff wrapped up the second year of the Champaign City Government 101 Academy with a reception and graduation ceremony on December 6. During the 2016 Champaign City Government 101 Academy, 35 students preregistered to participate and 21 of the students completed the necessary requirements to graduate from the Academy. Requirements for graduation included attending […]

Warming Center and Emergency Shelter Options

In response to the freezing temperatures forecasted for December 7-9, 2016, the C-U Canteen Run overnight shelter and Phoenix Daytime Drop-In Center have extended their hours or services for the next few days.  For the most up to date information, please see this webpage: champaignil.gov/emergency-shelters.

City of Champaign Reminder of Sidewalk Snow Removal for Campus and Downtown

With winter weather approaching, the City of Champaign would like to remind owners of properties located within the University District and the Downtown area that they are responsible for removing snow, ice, sleet or freezing rain from the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. The ordinance applies when accumulations are 2” or greater.  The City of […]