Monday, January 26, 2015

New Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants Awarded

Last week, HUD awarded seven new planning grants through their Choice Neighborhoods Initiative. Choice Neighborhoods is an initiative that assists local communities with distressed HUD-assisted or public housing through comprehensive neighborhood revitalization. Planning grants awarded through the program allow communities to embark on a 2-year community-driven planning process to both develop a transformation plan and position the community to implement the revitalization outlined in the plan as well.  
In this latest round of grant awards, HUD has awarded a total of $3.2 million seven new grantees:  
  • The South Saginaw Neighborhood in Flint, Michigan
  • The University Park East Neighborhood in Gary, Indiana
  • The Russell Neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky
  • The Three Mile Trace Neighborhood in Mobile, Alabama
  • The Thomas James Place Neighborhood in Mobile, Alabama
  • The Urban Core of North Las Vegas, Nevada
  • The Near North Side Neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri

These neighborhoods are the newest additions to a list of 63 neighborhoods across the country that have received Choice Neighborhoods planning grants since 2010. Descriptions of the neighborhoods and details about their projects under the Choice Neighborhoods planning grants can be accessed here.

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