City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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   Community Relations

The City of Springfield’s Office of Community Relations assists residents in various circumstances including neighbor disputes; landlord-tenant issues; employment discrimination; and fair housing issues.

Community Relations is also active in outreach initiatives including Neighborhood Watch and the Springfield Rail Project Community Resource Center is housed at Community Relations office located at 1450 Groth Street.

To learn more about the services provided by Community Relations click below. You can also contact the office directly by calling 217.789.2270.


   Housing Discrimination

Do you feel you were treated unjustly while looking at renting or buying a home? Maybe you experienced discrimination while applying for a home loan. The Office of Community Relations is here to assist. Please contact their office directly at 217.789.2270 or fill out their online form below.

Online Form

   Low Income Home Owner Repair Programs

  • Emergency Home Repair for Owner Occupants with Very Low Incomes - This program offers a grant of up to $5,000 to cover the cost of repairs to one major building code violation which poses an immediate threat to the health and safety of the occupants. The funding is a grant with no monthly payments required.
  • Deferred Loan Program for Owner Occupants with Very Low Incomes - A deferred, forgivable loan is available for the cost of repairs to bring the property up to City Building Code standards. The maximum amount available on a one-time basis is $24,900. The loan will be forgiven at a rate of 20% per year for five years as long as the owner maintains occupancy. No monthly payments are required.

For more information, please contact Megan Eairheart in our Office of Planning and Economic Development below

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