Community Development Digest

Choice Neighborhoods

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Defining the Role of Stakeholders in Neighborhood Transformation

The lack of affordable housing, combined with the ongoing challenges associated with older, obsolete, and rundown housing, have resulted in distressed neighborhoods that offer little opportunity for residents. These challenges have created a housing crisis that affects the economic health and quality of life among many U.S. communities.

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HUD Makes Seven New Choice Neighborhood Awards

The Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) announces seven new Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant awards. These awards will help grantees craft comprehensive, locally driven plans to revitalize and transform distressed neighborhoods.

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$120 Million Awarded in ‘Choice Neighborhoods’ Funding

The Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) is awarding four communities a combined $119.7 million to redevelop severely distressed public or HUD-assisted housing and bring comprehensive neighborhood revitalization to blighted areas.

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Choice Neighborhoods Report Offers Revealing Insight

A massive new interim report on HUD's Choice Neighborhoods examines progress made with the program’s implementation at select sites. The report, prepared for HUD by The Urban Institute, takes an "early look" at implementation at the first five sites, including Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Seattle.

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$60 Million-plus Awarded in Promise Neighborhoods Funding

More than $60 million in grant funding has been awarded to 17 winners of the 2012 Promise Neighborhoods program.

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Choice Neighborhoods Decisions Placed On Hold

Well-placed sources at the Department of Housing & Urban Development say no decisions have been made on the FY 2013 solicitations for HUD's Choice Neighborhoods Initiative -- a signature program of the Obama administration.

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HUD Targets 17 Communities for 'Choice Neighborhoods' Grants

Most of the selected sites will receive planning grants of $300,000. The grants are awarded to agencies and organizations which have completed a local planning process and are ready to target specific neighborhoods.

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HUD Selects 'Choice Neighborhoods' for Planning Grants

Most of the selected sites were awarded planning grants of $300,000. The grants are awarded to agencies and organizations which have completed a local planning process and are ready to target specific neighborhoods.

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Private Developers Invest in Seattle Housing Authority Redevelopment

Seattle Housing Authority has selected a private developer in the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace. In addition to receiving federal funding to finance the project, the housing authority plans to sell parts of the project to help finance the development, according to reports.

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HUD Chooses 'Choice Neighborhoods' Finalists

Nine applicants remain for awards of up to $30 million in HUD's FY 2012 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation (CNI) Grant program. HUD is scheduling visits to each site and expects to make four or five CNI awards by year's end. HUD used a ranking and rating process to select The Chicago Housing Autho...

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