Choice Neighborhoods Initiative
HUD awards $30 million CNI Implementation Grant to Sacramento
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing Lourdes Castro Ramirez joined Mayor Kevin Johnson in Sacramento on Monday, September 28, 2015 to announce that Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency and the City of Sacramento will receive a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant to redevelop the distressed Twin Rivers public housing community and revitalize the Sacramento River District-Railyards neighborhood.
“Through a variety of planning efforts with neighborhood residents, and residents of Twin Rivers, there is a blueprint for change for the River District—one that includes targeted neighborhood investments, plans to reconstruct and revitalize housing, and resources committed to provide families with the tools they need to flourish,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Castro Ramirez. “These planning efforts are paying off. I’m proud to announce today that we are awarding SHRA and the City a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant to make their plan a reality.”
“This Choice Neighborhoods Initiative award is a game-changer for Sacramento,” said Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. “For too long the Twin Rivers community has remained underserved. Thanks to CNI, it will be revitalized and reconnected to our downtown, which is becoming one of the country’s most exciting urban hubs. I deeply appreciate the support of HUD, SHRA, and our other public and private partners as we work together to create a city that works for everyone.” Read more.
Sacramento receives Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant
On January 10, 2012, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Ophelia Basgal joined Congresswoman Doris Matsui in Sacramento to announce that Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) is a recipient of a $300,000 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant. SHRA is one of only 13 grantees nationwide.
The award is one of two federal grants that SHRA applied for to help create a comprehensive plan for repositioning three of its largest public housing developments. The strategy developed under the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Planning Grant incorporates current or future revitalization planning efforts in surrounding neighborhoods and former redevelopment areas.
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Marina Vista-Alder Grove
In May 2013, SHRA submitted an application to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for up to $500,000 in 2013 Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Planning Grant funds to assist in the development of a Neighborhood Transformation Plan for the revitalization of the Marina Vista and Alder Grove public housing communities. The proposed Plan would redevelop the existing fully occupied complexes to create 751 public housing replacement units in vibrant mixed-use and mixed-income communities serving households with a wide range of incomes.
Click on the link below to learn more about the proposed Transformation Plan for the Marina Vista and Alder Grove communities.
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