November 6, 2015

New Choice Neighborhoods Awards Bring Community Transformation Plans to Life

In Sacramento, CA, the River District-Railyards neighborhood, once the western terminus of the First Transcontinental Railroad area, was a hub for industrial, warehousing, and distribution activities in the region. As other modes of transportation became available, however, the area declined and was increasingly isolated for decades. But the community and local leaders have been determined […]

January 21, 2015

Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants are Transforming Neighborhoods

On January 16th, HUD Secretary Julián Castro announced a new round of Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants. After a highly competitive process with over 50 applicants, targeted federal investments of up to $500,000 were awarded to neighborhoods in: Flint, MI; Gary, IN; Louisville, KY; Mobile, AL; North Las Vegas, NV; and St. Louis, MO. These awards […]

September 15, 2011

ArtPlace: A Creative Consortium for Community Recovery

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Today, the New York Times profiles a truly exciting program spearheaded by the National Endowment for the Arts and supported by HUD. This initiative, ArtPlace, will breathe fresh life into 34 projects across the country, revitalizing struggling communities and vacant buildings by turning them into cultural hubs where artists and creative spirits can gather to […]