Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Foreclosure Filings

Foreclosure filings through March of 2013 are now reported. The chart below outlines the activity over the past few years.  To date, an average of 5.67 foreclosures have been filed. RealtyTrac states one in every 239 Illinois housing units received a foreclosure filing in March of 2013. Champaign County is considered low risk on their…
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Champaign County Continuum of Care

Kerri Spear attended a homeless Continua of Care training on May 7-8 in Springfield. Four continua from mid-Illinois attended this workshop and the Champaign County team included ten participants. The workshop focused on the new HEARTH regulations affecting all federally-funded homeless programs and HUD’s desired outcomes to end homelessness. The workshop also highlighted how the…
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Garden Hills Clean & Green

Code Compliance Manager David Oliver assisted the United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association kick off their 2013 Clean & Green Program on Saturday, April 13th with a “street sweep”. Volunteers braved the chilly morning temperatures and gathered near the corner of McKinley at Paula. After a brief introduction between neighborhood residents and members of Jericho Missionary…
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Interfaith Engagement Initiative

John Ruffin, Neighborhood Coordinator, met with representatives of the local interfaith working group to discuss the progress of outreach efforts undertaken by the Neighborhood Services Department. Based on the feedback, it was decided to postpone the interfaith planning luncheon scheduled for April 25, 2013. The group will continue to work with Neighborhood Services to continue…
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Open House Discussion – Providence at Thornberry

On Thursday, March 28, Susan Jones, Community Development Specialist, attended an informational meeting at the Housing Authority of Champaign County to address concerns on the proposed housing development to be located at 702 Cobblefield in Champaign. Four representatives from the condo association located directly south of the proposed site attended the meeting to inquire about…
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