The City of Urbana has announced that Lemond Peppers has accepted the position of Community Engagement Coordinator. As a staff member in the Executive Department of the City, Peppers will work under general supervision of the City Administrator, will serve as a liaison between the City and the community to foster long-term, positive, and productive community relations.
The City of Urbana has issued Emergency Orders to address the heightened risk of COVID-19 due to a large number of students who are returning to campus.
Some frequently asked questions relating to these Orders are below.
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.