Notices & Alerts

Community Housing Development Organization Application for 2020-2021

Urbana HOME Consortium

HOME Community Development Housing Organization

A Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) is a nonprofit, community-based organization that develops affordable housing for the community it serves. CHDOs may use HOME funds for all eligible HOME activities. 15 percent of HOME funds are set-aside for CHDO activities. A CHDO must act as the owner, developer, or sponsor of a project that is an eligible set-aside activity. Eligible activities include: the acquisition and/or rehabilitation of rental housing; new construction of rental housing; acquisition and/or rehabilitation of homebuyer properties; new construction of homebuyer properties; and direct financial assistance to purchasers of HOME-assisted housing that has been developed with HOME funds by the CHDO.


Virtual Adult Poets Workshop with Poet Laureate, Will Reger

September 3, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Register in advance to attend this program

Calling all adult poets! Join Urbana Poet Laureate, Will Reger, for a one of a kind poetry workshop, where you'll build your own poetry skills. Poets and writers of all levels are welcome! Whether you've ever written before or have a long history of creative writing, this workshop will offer a chance to flex your poetic muscle! ​

We ask that you register in advance for this program.  We will send a zoom link and program information via email. 

Notice of 2021 Municipal Elections

NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN FOR 2021 Consolidated Primary and 2021 Consolidated Election.  City of Urbana Seal

Packets are available for anyone interested in the following positions: 

  •  Mayor
  •  City Clerk
  •  Council Member Ward 1
  •  Council Member Ward 2
  •  Council Member Ward 3
  •  Council Member Ward 4
  •  Council Member Ward 5
  •  Council Member Ward 6
  •  Council Member Ward 7
  •  Cunningham Township Supervisor
  •  Cunningham Township Assessor



Beginning at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, August 12, 2020), the southbound lanes of Vine Street, south of Washington Street, will be closed while Arbor crews remove a tree hazard.  Southbound traffic will be rerouted west to Race Street.  Work is anticipated to be completed by noon.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers should pay close attention the changing conditions and signs in the work zone, obey posted speed limits, refrain from the use of mobile devices, follow direction from flaggers in the area and be alert for workers and equipment in and around the work zone.

We appreciate the patience and cooperation of the public while this work is being completed.

For additional information, contact Mr. Kevin Sanderson at 217-384-2342 or  


Multiple highway projects underway in the Urbana-Champaign area

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that multiple projects in the Champaign-Urbana area are currently underway or starting in August and extending into 2021.

The seven projects represent a total investment of more than $83 million for the region, with $73.5 million coming from Gov. JB Pritzker’s bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program.

“With the Rebuild Illinois capital plan, Illinois isn’t just making temporary repairs and patching up existing infrastructure, it’s investing for the future,” said Gov. Pritzker. “Rebuild Illinois is the beginning of an effort to improve and replace roads and bridges and provide jobs in the Champaign-Urbana area and across the entire state. In the coming months, IDOT will undertake seven projects that will ultimately create safer roads and bridges for the Champaign-Urbana community.”

All seven projects are along the Interstate 74/57 corridor, between Duncan Road and High Cross Road and between Springfield Avenue and Olympian Drive. Four of the seven are ongoing, with two starting later this summer and one slated for May 2021:


Weather permitting; North Busey Avenue will be closed to thru traffic between West University Avenue and Clark Street from 7:00 a.m. on Monday, August 10, 2020 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 24, 2020.  Open Road Paving will be working on a storm sewer connection, as part of the University Avenue Construction Project. 

Access will be maintained to all properties along North Busey Avenue between West University Avenue and Clark Street during the project though no thru traffic will be allowed. 

Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this and all construction areas.  Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this project. Questions or concerns may be directed to Mr. Adam Shaw at (217) 384-2342 or    

For more information about the City of Urbana, please visit

Dr. Ellis Resurfacing Project - pavement resurfacing phase 2

August 8, 2020 - 7:00am
Beginning 7am on Saturday, August 8, 2020, the Dr. Ellis Resurfacing Project will be working on Phase 2 (of two phases) of resurfacing.  Times of paving activities may vary due to the weekend schedule. 
This second phase will include slag surface seal in select locations shown on the attached map.
Any locations in the neighborhood that require no parking restrictions have already been marked with signs by project staff.
The road will be open to vehicles but there may be times where construction equipment and personnel have temporarily restricted access as they complete the work.  All roadway users are encouraged to travel carefully through this and all construction areas.  Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this project.
More information about future phases will be announced through the course of the project.