Choice Neighborhoods


Choice Neighborhood Planning Grants Announced for 5 U.S. Cities

A federal grant program designed to support holistic and socially-focused planning projects at the neighborhood level has announced the winners of its most recent round of competitive grant funding.

June 2, 2021 - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Robert Weaver Building

Choice Neighborhoods Grants Finalists Announced

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's grant funding program that integrates public housing investments with the surrounding neighborhood is moving ahead.

April 20, 2021 - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Lawyers Connect Breonna Taylor's Murder to Choice Neighborhoods Initiative in Louisville

The lawyers for Breonna Taylor accuse police in Louisville of acting on behalf of a redevelopment plan led by the city with funding support from the federal government.

July 14, 2020 - Louisville Courier Journal

A Defense of HUD's Grant Funding

Next City explores the possible consequences of reported desire by the Trump Administration to cut $6 billion from the budget of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

March 16, 2017 - Next City

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Trump Administration Budget Draft Could Cut HUD Budget, Planning Grants, More

The Washington Post has a big scoop about the early draft of the Trump Administration's budget for the Department of Housing Urban Development.

March 9, 2017 - The Washington Post

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HUD Announces $132 Million in New Choice Neighborhood Grants

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced another round of Choice Neighborhood grants in December, awarding five communities a total of $132 million in grant funding.

January 13, 2017 - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD Announces Latest Round of Choice Neighborhood Grants

Ten new neighborhoods join 63 previous grant winners under the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Choice Neighborhoods Initiative.

June 30, 2016 - Next City

Planning Programs to Watch in the Federal Omnibus Spending Bill

Congress is on pace to wrap up a major piece of federal legislation before leaving for recess.

December 17, 2015 - APA Policy News

New Call for Choice Neighborhood 'Planning and Action' Grants

The latest round of funding for the Choice Neighborhoods program adds a new component—"Planning and Action Grants."

November 26, 2015 - Next City

Analyzing the Impacts of Choice Neighborhoods Grants

A new study examines the question of how to achieve neighborhood transformation through the Choice Neighborhoods federal grant program.

November 25, 2015 - Urban Institute

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New Orleans Public Housing in Decade-Long Stall

In the aftermath of Katrina, President Obama's Choice Neighborhoods initiative promised thousands of new affordable units. But so far the Housing Authority of New Orleans hasn't proved up to the task.

July 6, 2015 - Next City

Massive Public Housing Project Endangered in Los Angeles

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles had been counting on a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods federal grant to help fund a massive makeover for Jordan Downs—one of the most downtrodden sections of Watts in South Los Angeles.

March 19, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

HUD Announces Pilot Grants

Applicants have until November 22 to submit applications for a new round of HOPE VI funds.

August 26, 2010 - New Urban Network

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