Items tagged: Housing

Kenwood Road

Property Maintenance Inspector Tim Spear has been working with the owner of 715 Kenwood on housing issues.  The owner is under an extension agreement to have all violations corrected by September 16, 2014.  As part of this extension agreement, the owner agreed to demolish an old shed on the property.  As of September 12, 2014…
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Certified Housing Inspections

The annual Certified Housing Inspections started on September 2, 2014.  Property Maintenance Inspectors Mike Lambert and Tim Spear have completed inspections in 16 of the 54 facilities as of September 12, 2014.  The facilities that are inspected in the first two weeks of the program are facilities that had the highest amount of violations in…
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Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) Waitlist – Displaced by Government Action

The waitlist for HCVs for people displaced by government action will be open for the Month of September. This provides a housing opportunity for anyone facing displacement due to a government action taken, such as condemnation or a redevelopment activity similar to Bristol Place.

IL NAHRO Conference and Annual Meeting

Neighborhood Services Director Kevin Jackson and key NSD staff attended this event in Springfield and participated in sessions focusing on fair housing, mental health challenges in housing, resident advisory boards, creating housing partnerships for the homeless and affordable housing development.  Keynote speakers over the two days included Senator Dick Durbin and HUD Regional Director Antonio…
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Look Up! Program

Deputy Fire Marshals Janet Maupin and Randy Smith, Property Maintenance Inspector Tim Spear, and Summer Youth Employment Interns Tylon Turner and Olivia Dew met with representatives from the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM). The representatives from the OSFM will be attending the Fire Factor academy on September 27, 2014 to deliver two…
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Ameren Act On Energy Audit Update

The City of Champaign and Ameren Act On Energy are making progress on the energy audit and incentive program.  This is an important step to accomplish the goal to ‘make housing more affordable by making it more energy efficient.’ The program provides free energy audits and an incentive increase for insulation and air sealing projects…
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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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ICC Certified Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector

Congratulations to Environmental Inspector Kim Burnett for successfully passing the International Code Council Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector examination. Kim took the test in Springfield, IL on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Kim is currently serving as Acting Property Maintenance Inspector for the duration of the vacancy of the position.

Bristol Place Master Plan Presentation to the Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC)

The draft Bristol Place Master Plan was presented to the Housing Authority of Champaign County board members and the public on April 24, 2014 during the regular HACC Board of Commissioners meeting.  Rob Kowalski and Kerri Spear led the discussion.  The neighborhood design with the variety of housing styles, park enhancements, and street layout were…
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