A $30 million HUD grant will leverage $395 million to invest a total of $425 million to revitalize West Atlanta, Georgia.
Mayor Kasim Reed and the Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) joined officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Invest Atlanta, and the Atlanta Housing Authority on December 9, 2015 to begin work on the Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant.
To kick off redevelopment efforts, HUD representatives conducted a site visit to the City of Atlanta to host strategic planning sessions with leading partners, service providers and community members.
The $30 million award was announced in September by HUD Secretary Julián Castro who applauded the City of Atlanta for developing a collaborative approach to revitalizing Vine City, Ashview Heights and the Atlanta University Center neighborhood.
“The Choice Neighborhood grant provides us with the resources needed to bring about unprecedented change in the West Atlanta community,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “Leveraging funding and strategic partnerships with Invest Atlanta, the Atlanta Housing Authority and other stakeholders, we will promote community transformation in this historic area of Atlanta.”
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