The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced on Aug. 25 that it is making $189 million in grants available to transform public and assisted housing and to revitalize communities. The applications for two initiatives, The Choice Neighborhoods FY 2010 and the HOPE VI FY 2010, are available at this Web site. For more information on these programs see this press release.
Choice Neighborhoods Planning and Implementation Grants: The $65 million Choice Neighborhoods pilot expands HOPE VI’s redevelopment toolkit to allow for redevelopment of both public and other HUD-assisted housing properties. The application deadline is Oct. 26, 2010 .
HOPE VI Revitalization Awards: These grants have transformed severely distressed public housing developments to mixed-income communities. The application deadline is Nov. 22, 2010.