Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

CommUnity Matters Extension Request: Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club

The Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club requested rolling forward their remaining FY 2012/13 funds in order to continue activities into FY 2013/14. This extension allows for staff support, additional training for character and leadership development activities, continued our healthy living and life skills training, and provides positive recreational activities for youth throughout the City […]

Neighborhood Cleanups – Final Report

On Saturday July 13 and 20, the Neighborhood Services Department Coordination Division implemented the 2013 Neighborhood Cleanup. The neighborhood cleanup event is held annually and provides an opportunity for residents in low-income neighborhoods to discard unwanted household items. Neighborhood Services Department staff members Cliff Peete, Colleen Madera, David Oliver, Jason Greenly, John Ruffin, Mya Clements […]

Town Center Association

Neighborhood Coordinator John Ruffin assisted Town Center residents to organize and establish a registered neighborhood group addressing ongoing neighborhood health and wellness issues. The group identified the following concerns as key issues they would like to address in order to improve neighborhood livability within the apartment complex: public safety, after school enrichment programs for youth, […]

Town Center-Potential New Neighborhood Group Meeting

John Ruffin, Neighborhood Coordinator and Colleen Madera, Administrative Assistant met with Town Center residents Dellrae Lawrence and Latricia Johnson and Douglass Square Association leader Jinnie Coleman on Thursday, June 20 regarding information on starting a neighborhood group. Dellrae met Jinnie Coleman, leader of Douglass Square, and really liked what she did with Douglass Square and […]

United Garden Hills Neighborhood Clean and Green

Code Compliance Manager David Oliver and Councilmember Vic McIntosh provided assistance to the United Garden Hills Neighborhood Clean & Green Project on Saturday, June 15, 2013. The group met at 8:00 am in the DSC Parking Lot, 1304 W Bradley, and proceeded with litter collection on Hedge, Summerlin and Holly Hill. Area children, curious to […]

1107 S Fourth St. – Standpipe Shut Down

Property Maintenance Inspector Tim Spear was notified by Fire Marshal John Koller on June 6, 2013 that the sprinkler inspection and test report that the Fire Department received showed that the standpipe system was shut off in the building. Fire Marshal Koller requested that the Code Compliance Division contact the owner to get the standpipe […]

Neighborhood Stabilization Program Audit

Brian Godlewski from the Illinois Housing Development Authority conducted an audit of Champaign’s NSP files for compliance. NPD staff was commended for having all files in an orderly arrangement that allowed the audit to be completed in a timely manner. The City received a letter from IHDA noting that the City was found in compliance […]

Fiscal Year 2013 HOME Investment Partnerships Program Formula Allocations

The City of Champaign received a slight decrease in FY 2013/14 funding ($266,521) from the anticipated budget estimate of $273,901. The final and the estimate were reductions compared to the FY 2012/13 allocation of $298,367. The following information from HUD provides an explanation of the funding allocation. Champaign receives the HOME funds from the Urbana […]

FY 2013 CDBG Formula Allocation

The City of Champaign received a slight increase in FY 2013/14 funding ($704,817) from FY 2012/13 ($702,739). This final figure is contrary to our original estimate of $645,114, which was based on federal information and our national trade organization reports. The following information from HUD provides an explanation of the funding allocation. Staff is now […]