Items tagged: neighborhood services

Habitat for Humanity at 410 E Beardsley (final Taylor Thomas home)

Construction has begun on the final home located in the Taylor Thomas Subdivision.  The footings and crawlspace are installed and soon the volunteer schedule will be made available.  Susan Jones, Neighborhood Services Department, is coordinating with Habitat to secure a series of dates that will allow for employees to participate in the homebuilding process alongside…
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Restoration Urban Ministries “Mini Homes” Groundbreaking Ceremony

Greg Skaggs and Susan Jones attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the “mini home” to be constructed by Restoration Urban Ministries located at 410 W. Maple St. The approximately 400 sq. ft. home will be built using primarily volunteer labor and will be purchased by a low-income person who would not be able to afford or…
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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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Alternative Vegetation – Running Bamboo

Neighborhood Code Compliance made a presentation on running bamboo to the Champaign City Council during a study session on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. The study session was in response to recent complaints of running bamboo becoming invasive and not contained to an owner’s property. Code Compliance Manager David Oliver presented facts on running bamboo to…
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2014 STAR Community Service Day

The Neighborhood Services Department sponsored the inaugural STAR Community Service Day Event on Saturday August 23rd.  The event was a collaborative community building and improvement initiative done in partnership with approximately 120 volunteers and support from Lincoln’s Challenge, Champaign Public Works Department, University of Illinois Office of Volunteer Programs, Latter Day Saints, Champaign Unit 4…
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Garden Hills Landlord Roundtable Breakfast

On Tuesday, August 19th, the Neighborhood Services Department sponsored a Garden Hills Neighborhood Landlord Round Table Breakfast at El Toro Bravo in Champaign.   The landlord engagement activity was the first outreach activity to engage landlords as part of the Code Compliance Action Plan for the Garden Hills Neighborhood. Property Owners in the Garden Hills Neighborhood…
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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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2014 Star Community Service Day

The City of Champaign will host a STAR (Service Together Achieves Results) Community Service Day on Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. The STAR Service Day will provide an opportunity for University of Illinois students and community volunteers to participate in community service projects and initiatives to improve neighborhoods located within…
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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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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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