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Application Workshop for Urbana CDBG & HOME Consortium Funds FY 11-12

December 6, 2010 - 5:30pm

This workshop will be held in the Executive Conference Room, City of Urbana, 400 South Vine Street, Urbana.  This workshop is mandatory for agencies requesting Urbana CDBG and HOME Consortium funds for use between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.  The City of Urbana is accepting applications for:

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Facilities & Improvements (bricks & mortar projects)

Urbana's allocation of HOME funding

Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) allocations of HOME funding

Applications may be picked up at the Urbana City Building, Community Development Services Department, 400 South Vine Street, Urbana, or can be downloaded from the City's website.

Completed applications are due before 4 PM Friday, January 7, 2011.

For additional information, contact John Schneider, Manager, Grants Management Division at (217) 384-2447 or by email at

Housing Task Force Open House

November 17, 2010 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

The Regional Housing Task Force would like to share its findings of the Comprehensive Housing Study with you.  Please join us at one of our Study Sessions or an Open House.  The community is encouraged to participate in these opportunities.

City of Urbana Open House:  Wednesday, November 17, 10 am - 12:00 noon, Urbana City Council Chambers, 400 S. Vine Street, Urbana

Please see the attached flyer for additional study sessions and open houses in the area.

Regional Housing Study

September 25, 2010 - 12:00am to October 4, 2010 - 12:00am

Come be part of a housing discussion!  We would like to know your thoughts and experiences on housing in our community.  We are looking for people to join us for a discussion on this topic at one of the following locations and times.

  • September 25, 10:00 am Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Champaign

  • September 27, 7:00 pm Mahomet Village Hall, 503 E. Main St., Mahomet

  • September 28, 1:00 pm Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., Champaign

  • September 29, 4:30 pm RPC, 1776 E. Washington St., Urbana

  • September 30, 9:30 am RPC, 1776 E. Washington St., Urbana*

  • October 4, 7:00 pm Village of Rantoul Board Room, 333 S. Tanner St., Rantoul

*Spanish translation available.

Please call Dana at (217) 403-7081 or TDD (217) 403-8736 to register and to discuss any special accomodations that you may require.

Sponsored by the Village of Rantoul, the City of Urbana, the City of Champaign, Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, and the Housing Authority of Champaign County.

Olympian Drive Extension Open House

October 6, 2010 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Olympian Drive SignStop by the Urbana Civic Center any time between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, 2010.

  • Learn what the project is about

  • Meet Steering Committee and Project Team

  • Review and provide feedback on identified project issues and concerns

  • Give input on design enhancements



Call: 217-384-2377

Boneyard Creek Improvements Public Meeting

October 12, 2010 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Boneyard Creek Improvements - Concept Design -Griggs Street to Broadway Avenue 


Meeting will be held at the Urbana Civic Center located at 108 East Water Street


Join the City's Public Works staff and the design consultant team to review a concept plan for the Boneyard Creek in downtown Urbana.  Illustrations of the proposed improvements will be available for viewing, including proposed changes to the following key features of the Boneyard Creek:

·         Removal of steel channel walls and replacement with a vegetated open channel