We said bye-bye to Burnham Mansion, the late Great Impasta and those funky eclipse glasses, and welcome to the 44th president, the Pride Parade and a Pesotum farm-playing Luke Bryan. As the clock winds down on the 2010s — and the countdown continues to a new Costco in Champaign, a casino in Danville and A/C at last throughout Central High School
Members voted 8-0 in favor of reducing the amount of time landlords can hold felonies against potential tenants from five years to two. A final vote will come later.
Up for review at tonight’s study session: a proposal that would limit the amount of time landlords can hold felonies against potential tenants, from five years to two.
CHAMPAIGN — Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County employees and volunteers will be wrapping holiday gifts at Champaign’s Market Place mall in exchange for donations to fund future home builds.
Listed are permits for all new single-family and multifamily residences as well as commercial and industrial work and residential remodeling costing over $25,000.
In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Debra Pressey talks with the Rev. Sheryl Palmer, pastor at Faith United Methodist Church in Champaign, which is partnering with C-U at Home to creating a new ‘sacred space’ at its homeless shelter in downtown Champaign.
The charity is about $271,000 behind in its operational budget for the year, and on top of that, repairs are needed for on its two buildings — including floors and ceilings, according the Rev. Ervin Williams, its executive director.
In October, 237 homes were sold in Champaign County, up 4.9 percent from a year ago, when 226 were sold, according to the Champaign County Association of Realtors.
CHAMPAIGN — The Housing Authority of Champaign County has been awarded three state and federal grants totaling more than $650,000 to help support its programs.
CHAMPAIGN — The Housing Authority of Champaign County is temporarily freezing eviction actions for the cold-weather months, effective immediately.
Ever-growing apartment construction in Champaign-Urbana is increasing vacancy rates and depressing monthly rents, according to apartment building owners who have filed property assessment complaints with the Champaign County Board of Review.
Subdivisions in northwest and southwest Champaign, southeast Urbana, and southeast of Savoy are seeing large increases in permits to fill in empty lots.
Among the plans board members reviewed Thursday were ones focusing on student vouchers, independent contracting opportunities, landlord incentives and partnerships with community organizations.
With this year's wait list at over 1,600 people, board member Danielle Chynoweth said she doesn't think the housing authority should be paying the UI to put students in expensive dorms.
That's just for the mansion and 15 acres, rather than the 200-acre lot, but still, 'We think the price it's at is pretty much a steal,' said Shawn Tabeling, managing partner at Tabeling Development Co.
The house on Delaware Avenue was designed by Jack Baker, an architecture professor at the University of Illinois for more than 43 years. He died in 2013.
On Thursday, both homeless men and women were offered an overnight warming spot at C-U at Home’s building at 70 E. Washington St., C. Tonight, both that shelter and Austin’s Place at Champaign’s First United Methodist Church are set to open as planned in their own buildings.
Listed are permits for all new single-family and multifamily residences as well as commercial and industrial work and residential remodeling costing over $25,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.
For many convicted felons, part of what happens after release is homelessness, and that needs to change, according to speakers at Friday's event at the Housing Authority of Champaign County.
The requests came from real-estate agent Dan Gordon, who bought the property in 2018 from previous owners who along with converting the garage into three apartments had also hooked it up to plumbing and electricity without permits or city approval, and built an addition that didn’t comply with city rules.
The seven-story Marriott Aloft is slated to open by the end of 2020 on the corner of Hill and Neil streets with 132 rooms, a bar on the first floor, and 'a robot that will come and deliver your food and beverage for room service.'
CHAMPAIGN — The Housing Authority of Champaign County has been awarded a $72,000 federal grant to help people participating in the agency’s Housing Choice Voucher program become more self-sufficient.
The resolution that aldermen will consider at tonight's meeting cites the rehabilitation or redevelopment of a blighted area as the city's reason to exercise its power, per state law. One of the holdouts said the highest offer she's received so far for her three-bedroom house is $45,000, which 'can't replace what I have here.'
The raffle was part of the Housing Authority Foundation’s gala held this past Saturday to raise money for scholarships. Antwuan Neely, a local Section 8 housing landlord who bought 11 total tickets at $100 apiece, ended up winning both houses, which he said he plans to rehab and make available as affordable housing.
If I am injured at a house my buddy was renting from his landlord and my injury was the result of some dangerous condition of the house, say the awning over the front porch fell on my head when I was ringing the doorbell, can I sue my buddy for the badly kept awning? Or must I only sue the l…