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.