Fort Wayne, Goldsboro, New Orleans and DC Housing Authorities Receive Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Planning Grants

Date Published: 
January 11th, 2023

CLPHA congratulates our members Fort Wayne Housing Authority, Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro, Housing Authority of New Orleans, and District of Columbia Housing Authority upon receiving Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) Planning Grants from HUD!

On December 22, 2022, HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced $4,409,000 in Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants to nine communities across America. These grants of up to $500,000 each will bring together community partners to create comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans to redevelop severely distressed HUD-assisted housing, improve outcomes for residents, and bring new amenities to high-poverty neighborhoods.

“Choice Neighborhoods grants are unlike any other – they are not just an investment in homes, they are an investment into entire communities,” said Secretary Fudge. “I look forward to seeing how the nine new Choice Neighborhoods communities use these grants to improve outcomes for education, health care, the economy, and overall quality of life for residents. These funds will make a real change for the people we serve, building safer, healthier communities for all.”

Choice Neighborhoods supports the revitalization of communities through an emphasis on creating mixed-income housing and linking those housing investments with effective services for residents and physical neighborhood improvements. Through Planning Grants, local leaders, residents, and stakeholders, such as public housing authorities, cities, schools, police, business owners, nonprofits, and private developers, come together to create a community-driven “Transformation Plan” that address these “Housing, People, and Neighborhood” goals.

Since its founding, the Choice Neighborhoods program, along with the private and public leverage it attracts, has collectively invested more than $5 billion into historically disinvested communities.

Read HUD’s press release.

Read each Planning Grant recipient’s project summary. 

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