August 31, 2011

HUD Announces First-Ever Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants

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Secretary Donovan traveled to Chicago to announce a $30.5 million Choice Neighborhoods implementation grant to revitalize the city's Woodlawn community.

We all learn as we grow older – and HUD is no exception.

In 1992, HUD launched HOPE VI, an unprecedented grant program aimed at revitalizing severely distressed public housing. HOPE VI gave communities the opportunity to compete for funding to transform areas burdened by blight and crime into neighborhoods of opportunity. Over the lifetime of HOPE VI, HUD and its partners have observed a wealth of innovative, successful projects – and we’ve learned a tremendous amount in the process.

It is with this gained knowledge that HUD proudly announces the winners of its inaugural round of Choice Neighborhoods implementation grants. Five cities – Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Seattle – will leverage a collective $122 million to turn neighborhoods of concentrated poverty into thriving, mixed-income communities equipped with the employment, educational, health, transportation, and public safety resources families need to thrive.

Choice Neighborhoods celebrates the successes of HOPE VI and builds upon them, enshrining the lessons we’ve learned. These five cities will use their grant money not just to revitalize public housing, but to reinvigorate and heal entire communities, knitting into them support services that will lay the foundation for long-term community prosperity.

The Choice Neighborhoods implementation grant winners are poised to breathe new life into five communities in need, and they will do so with a more comprehensive toolkit than HUD has ever before been able to provide.

To read the full release click here.

5 Responses to HUD Announces First-Ever Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants

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  2. what about the private sector we get left out as the local government drains out our tax dollar and gives it to our competors to build public housing leaving us to be raped by the tax man to pay the bill , yea more money for the big contractors standing on the back of the small investor. where is our grants when our roof leaks we have to fix it ourselves! when theirs leaks they get a goverment grant to fix it out of our pocket, and they compete with us for tenants
    useing the lttle guys money aginst him and when he cant aford a roof and it leaks the housing code fines him and it goes to his compition! help us small landlords improve the living codition for their tenants too. instead of taxing us to the poorhouse!

  3. I am trying to find a grant to purchase a hud home that is on a daily extention if there is any help for a disabled couple one is a woman that was involved in a dimestic abuse sithation and has a traumatic brian injury please let us know we live in a dangerous area and love the house that hud has and would like to make it our home

  4. ALL YOUR PROGRAMS HAVE LEFT BEHIND MANY MANY HOMEOWNERS… WE NEED A FAIR REDUCTION ON INTEREST RATE OR PRINCIPAL….BANKS DO NOT WANT TO HELP BECAUSE MOST OF LOANS ARE PROTECTED BY HUD. MR DONOVAN YOU HAVE NOT DONE ENOUGH…. TO ASSIST THE MIDDLE CLASS THAT CONTINUES TO BLEED

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