Affordable Housing and Tax Credit Developments NationallyHUD Announces Grantees of the Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants

September 6, 2011by George Danneman

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) selected Seattle, San Francisco, Boston, New Orleans, and Chicago to be the first receivers of a collective $122 million in Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grants. The grants will be used to assist in neighborhood revitalization in blighted and distressed areas.

The grantees are as follows:

• The City of Boston and Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corp.- received $20.5 million for Woodledge/Morrant Bay Apartments and the Dorchester/Quincy corridor community;

• Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc., and the City of Chicago- received $30.5 million for Grove Parc Plaza and the Woodlawn community;

• Housing Authority of New Orleans and the City of New Orleans- received $30.5 million for the Iberville Public Housing development in the Treme community;

• McCormack Baron Salazar and the San Francisco Housing Authority- received $30.5 million for the Alice Griffith public Housing Development in the Eastern Bayview community; and

• Housing Authority of the City of Seattle- received $10.27 million for the Yesler Terrace Public Housing Development in the Yesler Community.

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