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Closed: Urbana HOME Consortium Affordable Housing Request for Proposals

February 27, 2017 - 4:00pm


The Urbana Home Consortium is soliciting proposals from qualified organizations, for programs and projects that will seek to increase the supply of affordable housing available to low- and moderate- income households in Urbana, Champaign, and unincorporated Champaign County. The selected proposal(s) will be funded through HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds received by the Urbana HOME Consortium. 

One (1) original signed copy and one (1) electronically emailed copy must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. (CST) on Monday, February 27, 2017 (note: RFP document incorrectly states submissions are due on Friday, February 27, 2017). Submissions should be addressed to: 

Kelly Mierkowski
Department of Community Development Services
400 South Vine Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801 

Electronic version must be sent to: 

All questions and inquiries should be directed to: 

Market at the Square Pre-Season Meeting

January 26, 2017 - 3:00pm

Pre-Season Meeting Flyer

All returning and potential vendors and community groups are encouraged to attend the 2017 Market at the Square pre-season meeting.

  • Thursday, January 26, 2017
  • 3-5 p.m.
  • Urbana Civic Center, 108 West Water Street

The meeting will offer returning and potential participants the chance to learn about business marketing, how to create effective market displays, get the scoop on local market research and trends, and learn more about updates and changes to the 2017 season of Urbana's Market at the Square. There will also be time for questions and networking. There is no fee to participate in this event and anyone interested in participating in the 2017 is strongly encouraged to attend.

Applications for the 2017 season will be available here beginning February 1st.

2017 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair

March 3, 2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Event Flyer modified for webPlease join Urbana’s Market at the Square and The Land Connection for the Third Annual Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair on Friday, March 3rd from 4-7 p.m. at the Urbana Civic Center, located at 108 East Water Street in Urbana. 

At the Third Annual CSA Fair, customers will have the opportunity to meet local farmers and businesses that offer CSA programs and buying clubs, learn about their farms or businesses, and select a share or club that best meets their needs!  There will also be educational information about local food, free samples and recipes, free activities for children, music, and more. 

Get the scoop by clicking here.


December First Fridays

December 2, 2016 - 4:30pm to 11:59pm

December First Fridays Poster

Join Imbibe Urbana and the City of Urbana for the December First Fridays event.

What you’ll find: fantastic cuisine and culture in downtown Urbana.
Who you’ll meet: the most energetic, adventure seekers in town.
Where you’ll play: in downtown Urbana and its businesses.
When it will happen: Friday, December 2nd from 4:30 p.m. to midnight.

Grab a map at participating downtown Urbana businesses or by visiting the First Fridays Facebook page.

For more information click here.

Maximize Your Credit Score Open House

November 3, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

The Community Reinvestment Group is proud to present the Maximize your Credit Score Open House! The event will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County (119 E. University Ave., Champaign, IL). This event is free and open for anyone to attend. Meet with specialists one-on-one to learn specific techniques to improve your credit score. Credit reports can be obtained during the event. Call Maurice Bouslog at 217-351-7100 if you have additional questions.