The PACT partners applied for (July 2011) and were successfully awarded (January 2012) a HUD Choice Neighborhoods Planning grant of $300,000. Choice Neighborhoods is a program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
In the development of Choice Neighborhoods, HUD has focused on directing resources into three core goals:
1. Housing: Transform distressed public and assisted housing into energy efficient, mixed-income housing that is physically and financially viable over the long-term;
2. People: Support positive outcomes for families who live in the target development(s) and the surrounding neighborhood, particularly outcomes related to residents’ health, safety, employment, mobility, and education; and
3. Neighborhoods: Transform neighborhoods of poverty into viable, mixed-income neighborhoods with access to well-functioning services, high quality public schools and education programs, high quality early learning programs and services, public assets, public transportation, and improved access to jobs.
To achieve these core goals, communities must develop a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy, or Transformation Plan. The PACT Transformation Plan is entitled the Blueprint for Community Investment.
Transformation Plan Updates