All RPC locations are now open to the public, including our main office at the Brookens Administrative Center (1776 E. Washington Street in Urbana). We ask that all visitors wear a mask when visiting one of our locations. We continue to monitor CDC recommendations for wearing masks indoors and feel this requirement is the best way to ensure the health and safety of our staff and our community. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. Thank you for understanding and cooperation.
Visit our Emergency Rent Assistance page, which features many other COVID-19 resources.
RPC CEO Dalitso Sulamoyo Elected as New Chair of National Community Action Partnership
Sulamoyo will supervise and control all business and affairs of anti-poverty organization devoted to connecting Americans to greater opportunity.
Champaign County Residents Can Begin Making Appointments for LIHEAP Energy Assistance on August 16
The RPC is also opening an additional office in Champaign for appointments to make the program more accessible and convenient for clients.
RPC’s Weatherization Program Accepting Applications for PY2022; Prioritizing Homes Occupied by the Elderly, the Disabled, and Children Five and Under
New ranking system will coincide with a 60-day application period for Champaign County residents to apply for Weatherization services.
Deadline to Apply to Be New Community Member on RPC Board Extended to September 7
Two-year term allows member of the public to represent and be a voice for the public.
RPC Expands Services and Resources for Residents Throughout East Central Illinois
The Community Services division fills two Program Manager positions while adding a new Assistant Director and a Justice Initiative Coordinator at the Youth Assessment Center.
New Assistant Director Brings Over 25 Years Total Experience in Early Childhood Education to Position with the RPC
In addition to her 14 years working with the RPC, Christy Martin was also once a parent with a child in Champaign County’s Head Start program.
Champaign County Residents Urged to Apply for Emergency Rent Assistance Before Eviction Moratorium Ends
Remaining funding expected to help between 900 and 1,200 households in Champaign County.
CSBG Scholarship Helping One Winner Focus on a Bright Future
A special group of students from Champaign County will receive a boost to their post-secondary study during the 2021-22 academic year. One of this year’s winners is excited for the scholarship to relieve some of the stress of loans and college debt for her and her family.
RPC Conducting Community Needs Assessment; Asks for Public Feedback Over the Next Two Months
Online survey available to all Champaign County residents to help the RPC most effectively use its resources.
Despite Pandemic, Homelessness in Champaign County Rises Only Minimally in 2021, While Emergency Shelter Availability Improves
Recent Point-in-Time count also sees fewer unsheltered homeless individuals, although resources for some remain scarce.
- Children + Families We enhance the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children while promoting family strengths for children’s long-term benefit.
- Disability Services We provide services and supports that are responsive to the unique needs of each individual and promote independence, inclusion, and self-determination.
- Energy Assistance We help low-income residents save fuel and money while increasing the comfort of their homes.
- Housing Support We facilitate housing stability by empowering those in poverty to find their path to self-sufficiency.
- Planning + Development We implement a range of projects addressing policy analysis, planning processes, economic development, and more.
- Transportation We coordinate transportation funding and develop transportation plans and engineering studies.
- Workforce Development We seek to meet the needs of businesses, job seekers, and those who want to further their careers.
- Youth We assess youth for risk factors and link them to support and restorative services within the community.