HUD Choice Neighborhoods

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

  • Feds award $300,000 grant to help plan redevelopment of Poindexter Village area (January 10, 2012)
  • A requirement of the grant is to engage a “master developer” during the planning to ensure the future implementation can be successful. The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) is seeking a qualified Consultant or Consultant team to provide necessary assistance in the implementation of the Transformation Plan (Blueprint for Community Investment) and to manage, as the selected HOUSING LEAD, the revitalization of its Poindexter Village site. More information can be found in the issued RFQ here: Master Developer RFQ (January 25, 2013)


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