Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

505 W Bradley

Property Maintenance Inspector Tim Spear issued a Housing Violation Notice on July 2, 2013 for the property located at 505 W Bradley. Follow up inspections resulted in no work being done to correct the violations. As the property has been vacant for several years and the owner has been unresponsive, Code Compliance Manager David Oliver…
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After the Fire Presentation

Administrative Assistant Colleen Madera, Secretary Mya Clements, Property Maintenance Inspector Kim Burnett-McCloud, Project Specialist II Jason Greenly and Intern Rachel Buchler from Neighborhood Services Department attended the After the Fire presentation hosted by the Central Illinois Rental Property Professionals (CIRPP) on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Fire Marshal John Koller, Deputy Fire Marshals Janet Maupin and…
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Dangerous Tree on West Maple

Neighborhood Code Compliance received a complaint of a dangerous tree in the 800 block of West Maple on Friday, May 23, 2014. The complainant stated they thought the tree had been hit by lightning causing a large limb to crack. Code Compliance Manager David Oliver reviewed the tree and confirmed the limb was broken but…
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Bristol Park Neighborhood Plan Update

Greg Skaggs and Kevin Jackson met with Calvin Williams, the Chairman for the Committee on Construction at the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce.  The discussion centered around strategies for the Bristol Place Demolition Policy that would allow the greatest opportunities for MBE/WBE businesses to participate.  Mr. Williams was briefed on the discussions that NSD staff…
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City of Champaign Approved for $3.5 Million Section 108 Loan

HUD APPROVES $3,524,000 LOAN GUARANTEE TO CHAMPAIGN, IL The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it has approved a $3.5 million loan guarantee under Section 108 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to the City of Champaign to provide financial assistance for the Bristol Park…
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The Center for Women in Transition Has a New Name

Effective June 1, 2014, The Center for Women in Transition and a Woman’s Place Domestic Violence Program will be known as Courage Connection.  This change will unite the shelter, housing services, programs, and outreach under one name.  Currently, Courage Connection is the only agency that offers a full spectrum of services for victims of domestic…
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Champaign Hosts National HOME Investment Partnership Program Training

The City of Champaign hosted a training course from the National Community Development Association (NCDA) focused on practitioners in the federal HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME program).  The three day course included 18 practitioners from around the country and three local staff.  The event was offered at the Champaign Police Department, which provided great accommodations…
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SITI Company/Krannert Community Engagement Project

John Ruffin, Neighborhood Coordinator met with the Krannert Center for Performing Arts Community Engagement team, the SITI Company theater group, and community team members to discuss the proposed theater project development.  The proposed project will be a collaborative project in conjunction with the theater group and community stakeholders.  It was agreed that the group will…
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Mittendorf Neighborhood Group

John Ruffin, Neighborhood Coordinator, and Cliff Peete, Property Maintenance Inspector, met with the residents along Mittendorf Street in North Champaign on May 1, 2014 to discuss their concerns related to code compliance issues and the transitioning neighborhood.  Cliff responded to the code concerns immediately by contacting one of the new homeowners to inform them of…
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Stratton Neighborhood Association

John Ruffin, Neighborhood Coordinator, met with a resident of the 200 block of West Eureka Street who was interested in restarting the Stratton Neighborhood Watch group.  This resident was a former group leader when the group was previously registered with the City.  After the discussion, it was decided that the group’s priorities will address public…
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