Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Attorney General National Foreclosure Settlement Grant Submitted

A grant application for the Attorney General National Foreclosure Settlement Grant was submitted on Friday, February 15 by team leader Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County. The grant team includes: the Cities of Champaign and Urbana, University of Illinois Law Clinic and Planning Department, Busey Bank, Hickory Point Bank, Community Reinvestment Group, Novadebt, Education for…
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Neighborhood Stabilization Reimbursement

This week, Neighborhood Programs Division received the final reimbursement check from Illinois Housing Development Authority for work done on the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. All totaled, the City received $2,099,485 for acquisition, rehabilitation, construction, demolition and financing of 13 units. All properties are occupied except for 709 Sherwood and 1209 N. Market. These properties will be…
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Emergency Family Shelter

The United Way of Champaign County is leading the response to provide emergency family shelter in Champaign County. The City of Champaign is partnering with the United Way, City of Urbana, Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, Regional Office of Education, First United Methodist Church Champaign-Austin’s Place, University of Illinois Office of Volunteer Programs and the…
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Parent Advisory Council Meeting (PAC) – Fire Safety Presentation

Property Maintenance Inspectors Michael Lambert and Tim Spear and Code Compliance Manager David Oliver attended the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meeting at Westview Elementary School, 1605 W. Kirby Ave. on February 6, 2013. The meeting was for parents of elementary school children that are in the English as a Second Language program. The meeting was…
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STAR Awards/Expo

The STAR Awards/Expo will be held on April 25 from 5:30-9 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn. The Expo allows for an annual community education and networking opportunity. Vendors are able to showcase their latest projects, initiatives, products, services and information, followed by the STAR Awards ceremony recognizing STAR Award nominees and award recipients for…
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National Night Out

John Ruffin, Neighborhood Coordinator, staff from Neighborhood Code Compliance and Neighborhood Programs, along with representatives from the Champaign Park District and Champaign Police Department held the first planning meeting for the 2013 National Night Out (NNO) event to be held on August 6, 2013 from 4–8 p.m. An initial letter will be sent out to…
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Homeless Point-In-Time Survey (Street Count)

City staff from the Neighborhood Services Department led a community volunteer event to conduct HUD’s 2013 Point-in-Time count Thursday, January 24 from 6–9 p.m. The group of 27 community volunteers started with a training session conducted by Environmental Inspector Leslie Mitchell, Neighborhood Services Clerk Nateasa Bailey and Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear at the Champaign…
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