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Choice Neighborhoods
FY16 Implementation Awards Announced
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FY16 Implementation Awards Announced
HUD tours the Near North Side of St. Louis, MO during the announcement of FY16 Implementation Grant Awards. Click to learn about the new grantees.
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Open for Business
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Open for Business
Once vacant, the Pearl Meats factory was rehabilitated through Choice Neighborhoods in Boston. Click here to learn more about their economic development strategies.
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Developing High-Quality Mixed Income Housing
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Developing High-Quality Mixed Income Housing
Phase 1 of redeveloped housing in Pittsburgh, PA is now complete. Click here to read more on their community engagement strategies through neighborhood revitalization.
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Improving Education Outcomes in Seattle
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Improving Education Outcomes in Seattle
Click to read the Choice Neighborhoods Promising Practice Guide: Placing School Improvements and Student Achievement at the Center of Neighborhood Revitalization.
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Overview

The Choice Neighborhoods program supports locally driven strategies to address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public or HUD-assisted housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. Local leaders, residents, and stakeholders, such as public housing authorities, cities, schools, police, business owners, nonprofits, and private developers, come together to create and implement a plan that transforms distressed HUD housing and addresses the challenges in the surrounding neighborhood. The program is designed to catalyze critical improvements in neighborhood assets, including vacant property, housing, services and schools.

Choice Neighborhoods is focused on three core goals:

1. Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood;

2. People: Improve educational outcomes and intergenerational mobility for youth with services and supports delivered directly to youth and their families; and

3. Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families’ choices about their community.

To achieve these core goals, communities must develop a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy, or Transformation Plan.  This Transformation Plan will become the guiding document for the revitalization of the public and/or assisted housing units, while simultaneously directing the transformation of the surrounding neighborhood and positive outcomes for families.  To successfully implement the Transformation Plan, applicants will need to work with public and private agencies, organizations (including philanthropic organizations), and individuals to gather and leverage resources needed to support the financial sustainability of the plan.  These efforts should build community support for and involvement in the development of the plan.  Implementation Grants support those communities that have undergone a comprehensive local planning process and are ready to implement their “Transformation Plan” to redevelop the neighborhood. 

Grants

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