The RPC will remain closed to the public until safeguards are fully implemented to protect the public and staff from any potential transmission of COVID-19. This closure includes our main office at the Brookens Administrative Center (1776 E. Washington Street in Urbana), which will have limited staffing. Individuals and families seeking to be enrolled in RPC programs will continue to be served through phone calls and online consultations, while signs will be posted at all RPC locations alerting members of the public that they are not open. Please reach out to your assigned case manager with any questions.
Visit our Emergency Rent Assistance page, which features many other COVID-19 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.
Community Action Network Celebrates 57 Years of Service, Including 37 Years in Champaign County
Last year alone, the RPC served over 15,000 people throughout our service area, including 746 people who were provided with safe and affordable housing.
RPC Analyzes Survey Data Showing Champaign County with the Second-Largest Population Growth Among the 102 Counties in Illinois
The data also shows the county having a significantly higher number of people who walk, bike, or use public transportation to get to work than nearby counties.
Rantoul Early Childhood Education Center Receives ExceleRate Illinois Bronze Circle of Quality Designation
State’s new quality recognition and improvement system shows continuous quality improvement commitment to children in Rantoul.
RPC CEO Dalitso Sulamoyo Speaks at Event in Champaign Honoring the Signing of the Education and Workforce Equity Act
During an event at Parkland College, RPC CEO Dalitso Sulamoyo was invited to share his thoughts on the bill's impact on Early Childhood Education.
RPC Early Childhood Education Teacher Honored as Teacher of the Year
The Illinois Head Start Association named Urbana's Jennifer Feeney as the 2021 Teacher of the Year during their recent annual conference.
During Social Work Month, RPC Recognizes How Work Done by Social Workers Benefits Our Society
The RPC is helping celebrate this year’s national Social Work Month in March with the theme “Social Workers are Essential,” highlighting the invaluable contributions social workers like the ones at the RPC make in our society, especially as this nation addresses the Coronavirus pandemic.
Annual Count of Homeless in Champaign County Seeks to Ensure Crucial Services Continue for Community’s Most Vulnerable Citizens
Expanded Champaign County Continuum of Service Providers to the Homeless prepares volunteers to conduct 2021 Point-in-Time count on Thursday, January 28.
Low-Income Households in Champaign County Urged to Take Advantage of More Than $180 Million in Funding Still Available Through State’s Energy Assistance Program
RPC staff have applied a combination of approaches to be able to reach many families and individuals who have not sought our assistance in the past so that they get the help they desperately need during this challenging moment of our history.
Avoid Power Shutoffs by Seeking LIHEAP Assistance Before Moratorium Ends
Although public utility companies in Illinois have shutoff moratoriums through March 31, 2021, the RPC is encouraging those in Champaign County with past-due power bills to make their appointments with the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) as soon as possible.
- 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.