Community Development Digest


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Study: HOPE VI Isn’t Winning the War on Poverty

Although the two HOPE VI communities targeted by the study took different approaches to community and supportive services programming, both experienced only modest success in supporting residents’ progress toward increased earnings. Few families were able to transition out of public housing to self-sufficiency.

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(BUDGET) HUD FY 2012 Budget Kills HOPE VI, Choice Neighborhoods

The new HUD FY 2012 funding bill in the House carries no funding for the HOPE VI program, which refurbishes dilapidated public housing, and zeroes out the Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI), which HUD sees as a broader version of HOPE VI.The Appropriations' HUD subcommittee is expected to tak...

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(DEVELOPMENT) HUD Seeks Applications for Single $500,000 HOPE VI Main Street Project

HUD seeks applications for a single $500,000 award in the FY 2011 HOPE VI Main Street grants. Eligibility is limited to communities of under 50,000 that aren't served by a local government, county/parish, regional or state public housing agency administering more than 100 public housing units, exclu...

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(HOPE VI) In Louisville, Ed Component in Seeking Funding is

Louisville Metro Housing Authority (LMHA) officials say they didn't have to change much in their approach that gained them a $22 million HOPE VI grant for public housing revitalization. They say they have been following the broader principles emphasized in this year's grant notice since the start of...

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(HOPE VI) Education Component Plays Role in Awards Worth $150 Million

More than $150 million in FY 2010 and FY 2011 HOPE VI money is going out to eight cities looking to convert public housing into mixed-income revitalization projects each of which has a vital education component. This HOPE VI program funding will attempt to replace 1,720 public housing units tha...

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(FY 2011) HOPE VI Reduced; CNI Levels Left to HUD

The Obama administration's plans to provide an expanded version of the HOPE VI program are in HUD's hands after the new budget agreement reached by congressional leaders and the White House left mute the issue of funding levels for the Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI). The new legislation (HR ...

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(REPORT) Chicago Officials Asked to Provide Youth with Improved Relocation Services

Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) officials need to provide more supportive services for children of families that have had to move as a result of HOPE VI public housing demolitions, says a new report from The Urban Institute. The latest report, the Chicago Panel Study, is an update to a five-site HO...

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