Housing

Housing

Agency eyes senior housing in St. Joseph

ST. JOSEPH — Affordable elderly housing may be coming to St. Joseph.

At a meeting with the village board this week, Ed Bland of the Champaign County Housing Authority said the agency has located land for sale within St. Joseph that would allow 10 housing units to be built.

Building permits, May 25, 2014

Listed are recent permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000.

Permits are listed by applicant, location, description and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Ironwood Builders, new single-family home at 2107 Leahs Lane, $330,000.

New housing appointees share mayor's vision

DANVILLE — An almost entirely new board will be in place soon at the Danville Housing Authority, and the Danville mayor hopes his new appointees will lead the way to a transformation of public housing in the city.

Loan to beef up security at complex

CHAMPAIGN — Security improvements at the Hamilton on the Park housing complex will cost the Housing Authority of Champaign County — at least temporarily — after board members on Thursday agreed to loan the owners up to $200,000.

Habitat dedicates 70th house

Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County will dedicate its 70th house this evening in Urbana, a "Signature Build" project celebrating the chapter's 20th anniversary.

It's a big day for homeowner Diane Sexton, 57, who is living a dream she thought had passed her by.

Home sales up again in April

CHAMPAIGN — Home sales in the Champaign County area continue to run ahead of last year, both in terms of units sold and dollar volume.

A total of 211 homes were sold in April, with a dollar volume of nearly $33.5 million, according to the Champaign County Association of Realtors' Multiple Listing Service.

Building permits, May 18, 2014

Listed are recent permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000.

Permits are listed by applicant, location, description and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

G.H. Peters Construction, new single-family home at 1007 Galen Drive, $1,157,000.

Fast facts: How local GDP stacks up

We hear all the time about the nation's Gross Domestic Product and how fast it's growing. Last year the nation's GDP — the value of goods and services produced in the U.S. in 2013 — was estimated at $15.7 trillion. It grew at an annual rate of 4.1 percent in the third quarter of 2013, but is thought to have slowed to 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter.

Gifford recovery surpassing expectations of some

GIFFORD — You can tell that a tornado battered Gifford six months ago today, but some of the evidence is getting buried under new construction.

On Friday, there were crews at homes on almost every street of the northeast Champaign County community where a devilish twister cut a swath on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, destroying or damaging about 65 residences.

Building permits, May 11, 2014

Listed are recent permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000.

Permits are listed by applicant, location, description and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Dodds Company, alteration to equipment shelter reuse facility at 1310 N. McKinley Ave., $226,675.