From The Virginian-Pilot:
The city of Norfolk has secured its first federal grant to help offset the cost of building a 20-plus acre park in the St. Paul’s neighborhood that will double as a flooding mitigation tool.
From WTO9 News Steubenville:
The Pittsburgh Housing Authority provided pointers to Steubenville City Council on Tuesday regarding the High Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant that council received in January. This is the first phase of grants the city can receive.
The housing authority has plenty of experience, as it’s received the planning grant in the past. Most recently, it is the recipient for the Choice Implementation Grant, which was for $50 million.
Last Friday, HUD announced $7 million in Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants to 14 communities across the country. Each awardee will receive a $500,000 grant to create a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plan to redevelop severely distressed public housing, improve outcomes for residents, and bring new amenities to high-poverty neighborhoods.
Five CLPHA members and their local partners received planning grants:
From HACP's press release:
The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh’s (HACP) and the City of Pittsburgh are proud to announce that it has been approved to receive a $50 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Grant, provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The announcement sets the stage for the complete redevelopment and revitalization of the Bedford Dwellings housing community.
Birmingham, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Wilmington, DE Housing Authorities Will Use Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Awards of up to $50 Million Each to Transform Low-Income Neighborhoods and Improve Residents’ Lives
From the Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency's newsletter:
SHRA recently celebrated the grand opening of Mirasol Village, a transformative redevelopment project which replaces the former 218-unit Twin Rivers public housing community into a 22-acre modern designed complex of 427 affordable, workforce, and market-rate rental apartments.