[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 91 (Thursday, May 10, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27475-27477]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11305]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5415-FA-25]


Announcement of Funding Awards; Choice Neighborhoods Grant 
Program for Fiscal Years (FY) 2010 and 2011

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian 
Housing, HUD.

ACTION: Announcement of funding awards.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement 
notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department in a 
competition for funding under the FY2010 and FY2011 Notice of Funding 
Availability (NOFA) for the Choice Neighborhoods Grant Program. This 
announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of award 
recipients under the Choice Neighborhoods Grant Program.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caroline Clayton, Office of Public 
Housing Investments, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4130, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone 202-401-8812. Hearing or speech-
impaired individuals may access this number via TTY by calling the 
toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Building upon the successes achieved and the 
lessons learned from the HOPE VI program, the Choice Neighborhoods 
Program employs a comprehensive approach to community development 
centered on housing transformation. The program aims to transform 
neighborhoods of poverty into viable mixed-income neighborhoods with 
access to economic opportunities by revitalizing severely distressed 
public and assisted housing and investing and leveraging investments in 
well-functioning services, effective schools and education programs, 
public assets, public transportation, and improved access to jobs. 
Choice Neighborhoods grants primarily funds the transformation of 
public and/or HUD-assisted housing developments through preservation, 
rehabilitation, and management improvements as well as demolition and 
new construction. In addition, these funds can be used on a limited 
basis (and combined with other funding) for improvements to the 
surrounding community, public services, facilities, assets and 
supportive services. Choice Neighborhoods grant funds are intended to 
catalyze other investments that will be directed toward necessary 
community improvements. For FY2010 and FY2011, HUD awarded two types of 
grants for the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative: Planning Grants and 
Implementation Grants.
    (1) Planning Grants enable those communities that are not yet able 
to fully undertake a successful neighborhood transformation to build 
the capacity to do so, with the Federal government supporting their 
endeavors and incentivizing local support. The Planning Grants enable 
more communities to create a rigorously-developed plan and build 
support necessary for neighborhood transformation to be successful.
    (2) Implementation Grants provide a significant amount of Federal 
support to those communities that have undergone a comprehensive local 
planning process and are now moving forward with their ``Transformation 
Plan'' to redevelop the neighborhood.
    The FY2010 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant awards totaled 
$4,000,000, and 17 applicants were selected for funding in a 
competition, the results of which were announced on March 18, 2011. At 
that time, and in addition to the applicant and Congressional 
notification processes, the grantees were posted to the HUD Web site 
at: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2011/HUDNo.11-032 and http://portal.hud.gov/

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hudportal/HUD?src=/program--offices/public--indian--housing/programs/
ph/cn/fy10funding. Applications were scored and selected for funding 
based on the selection criteria in the FY2010 Choice Neighborhoods 
Round 1 NOFA.
    The FY2011 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant awards totaled 
$3,600,000, and 13 applicants were selected for funding in a 
competition, the results of which were announced on January 10, 2012. 
At that time, and in addition to the applicant and Congressional 
notification processes, the grantees were posted to the HUD Web site 
at: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2012/HUDNo.12-003 and http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/ph/cn/planninggrants. Applications were scored and selected for funding 
based on the selection criteria in the FY2011 Choice Neighborhoods 
Planning Grant NOFA.
    The FY2010 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant awards totaled 
$122,270,000, which included funds from both the FY2010 and FY2011 
Choice Neighborhoods appropriation. The FY2010 Choice Neighborhoods 
appropriation only allowed for the funding of three applications 
submitted in response to the FY2010 NOFA. In addition to the FY2010 
Choice Neighborhoods appropriation, HUD used the FY2011 Choice 
Neighborhoods appropriation to fund two additional FY2010 applicants 
due to the need to award the FY2011 appropriation to communities as 
soon as possible, the importance of which was heightened by the late 
date of the FY2011 appropriation. The results of HUD's Choice 
Neighborhoods Implementation FY2010 selections were announced on August 
31, 2011. At that time, and in addition to the applicant and 
Congressional notification processes, five grantees and the amount of 
each award was posted to the HUD Web site at: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2011/HUDNo.11-181 and http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/ph/cn/fy10funding. 
Applications were scored and selected for funding based on the 
selection criteria in the FY2010 Choice Neighborhoods Round 1 and Round 
2 NOFAs.
    In accordance with Section 102 (a)(4)(C) of the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (103 Stat. 1987, 42 
U.S.C. 3545), the Department is publishing the names, addresses, and 
amounts of the Choice Neighborhoods awards made under these 
competitions in Appendix A to this document.

    Dated: May 3, 2012.
Sandra B. Henriquez,
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.

Appendix A

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  FY2010 Choice neighborhoods
   planning, grantee name and    Amount  funded       Project funded
      contact information
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Buffalo Municipal Housing              $250,000  Commodore Perry Homes
 Authority, 300 Perry Street,                     and Woodson Gardens;
 Buffalo, NY 14204-2270.                          Commodore Perry Homes
                                                  neighborhood.
Community Action Project of             250,000  Brightwater Apartment
 Tulsa County, Inc., 4606 S.                      Complex; Eugene Field
 Garnett, Suite 100, Tulsa, OK                    neighborhood.
 74146-5216.
Housing Authority of Kansas             250,000  Chouteau Courts; Paseo
 City, Missouri, 301 East                         Gateway neighborhood.
 Armour Blvd., Suite 200,
 Kansas City, MO 64111-1254.
Housing Authority of the City           250,000  McIntosh Homes; West
 of Albany, 521 Pine Avenue,                      Central Albany
 Albany, GA 31701-2401.                           neighborhood.
Housing Authority of the City           250,000  University Homes;
 of Atlanta, 230 John Wesley                      Atlanta University
 Dobbs Avenue, Atlanta, GA                        Center/Westside of
 30303-2421.                                      Atlanta neighborhood.
Housing Authority of the City           250,000  Washington Village;
 of Norwalk, 24\1/2\ Monroe                       South Norwalk
 Street, Norwalk, CT 06856-0508.                  neighborhood.
Housing Authority of the City           170,000  Civic Park Apartments;
 of Salisbury, NC, 200 S.                         Westend neighborhood.
 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,
 Salisbury, NC 28145-0159.
Housing Authority of the City           200,000  Hillcrest; Southside
 of Wilmington, NC, 1524 South                    neighborhood.
 16th Street, Wilmington, NC
 28401-6426.
Jackson Housing Authority, 125          167,000  Allenton Heights;
 Preston Street, Jackson, TN                      Allenton Heights
 38301-4888.                                      neighborhood.
Jersey City Housing Authority,          250,000  Montgomery Gardens;
 400 U.S. Highway 1,                     McGinley Square/
 Jersey City, NJ 07306-3123.                      Montgomery Corridor
                                                  neighborhood.
Jubilee Baltimore, Inc., 1228           213,000  Pedestal Gardens;
 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore,                    Central West Baltimore
 MD 21202-3909.                                   neighborhood.
Memphis Housing Authority, 700          250,000  Foote Homes; Vance
 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN                        Avenue neighborhood.
 38105-5029.
Mt. Vernon Manor, Inc., 3311            250,000  Mt. Vernon Manor
 Wallace Street, Philadelphia,                    Apartments; Mantua
 PA 19104-2047.                                   neighborhood.
Norfolk Redevelopment and               250,000  Tidewater Park Gardens;
 Housing Authority, 201 Granby                    Expanded St. Paul's
 Street, Suite 401, Norfolk, VA                   Area neighborhood.
 23510-1816.
Northwest Louisiana Council of          250,000  Galilee Majestic Arms
 Governments, 401 Market                          and Naomi D. Jackson
 Street, Shreveport, LA 71101-                    Heights; Allendale and
 3280.                                            Ledbetter Heights
                                                  neighborhood.
Providence Housing Authority,           250,000  Manton Heights;
 100 Broad Street, Providence,                    Olneyville
 RI 02903-4145.                                   neighborhood.
San Antonio Housing Authority,          250,000  Wheatley Courts;
 818 S. Flores, San Antonio, TX                   Eastside neighborhood.
 78204-1430.
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       FY2010/2011 Choice
 neighborhoods implementation,
    grantee name and contact     Amount  funded       Project funded
          information
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City of Boston, 26 Court            $20,500,000  Woodledge/Morrant Bay;
 Street, 11th Floor, Boston, MA                   Dorchester
 02108-2501.                                      neighborhood.

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Housing Authority of New             30,500,000  Iberville Housing
 Orleans 4100 Touro Street, New                   Development; Iberville/
 Orleans, LA 70122-3143.                          Treme neighborhood.
Housing Authority of the City        10,270,000  Yesler Terrace; Yesler
 of Seattle, 120 6th Avenue                       neighborhood.
 North, Seattle, WA 98109.
McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc.        30,500,000  Alice Griffith; Eastern
 (project in San Francisco,                       Bayview neighborhood.
 CA), 720 Olive Street, Suite
 2500, St. Louis, MO 63101-2313.
Preservation of Affordable           30,500,000  Grove Parc Plaza
 Housing, Inc. (project in                        Apartments; Woodlawn
 Chicago, IL), 40 Court Street,                   neighborhood.
 Suite 700, Boston, MA 02108-
 2202.
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  FY2011 Choice neighborhoods
   planning, grantee name and    Amount  funded       Project funded
      contact information
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Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing        $201,844  English Woods;
 Authority, 16 W. Central                         Fairmount
 Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202-                   neighborhood.
 7210.
City of Springfield, 36 Court           300,000  Marble Street
 Street, Springfield, MA 01103-                   Apartments, Concord
 1699.                                            Heights, and Hollywood
                                                  Apartments I & II;
                                                  South End
                                                  neighborhood.
Columbus Metropolitan Housing           300,000  Poindexter Village;
 Authority, 880 E. 11th Avenue,                   Near East Side
 Columbus, OH 43211-2771.                         neighborhood.
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing           300,000  Cedar Extension;
 Authority, 8120 Kinsman Road,                    Central Choice
 Cleveland, OH 44104-4310.                        neighborhood.
District of Columbia Housing            300,000  Kenilworth Courts and
 Authority, 1133 North Capitol                    Kenilworth Parkside
 Street NE., Washington, DC                       Resident Management
 20002-7599.                                      Corporation units;
                                                  Parkside-Kenilworth
                                                  neighorhood.
Housing Authority of Savannah,          300,000  Robert Hitch Village
 1407 Wheaton Street, Savannah,                   and Fred Wessels
 GA 31404-1730.                                   Homes; East Savannah
                                                  Gateway neighborhood.
Housing Authority of the City           300,000  Sunset Terrace and Elm
 of Little Rock, 100 South Arch                   Street; Southeast of
 Street, Little Rock, AR 72201-                   Downtown neighborhood.
 2302.
Housing Authority of the City           242,500  George M. Reese Court;
 of Meridian, 2425 E Street,                      East End neighborhood.
 Meridian, MS 39302-0870.
Housing Authority of the City           200,000  Whitfield Homes; Center
 of Wilson, P.O. Box 185,                         City neighborhood.
 Wilson, NC 27893-4130.
Housing Authority of the County         300,000  Twin Rivers; River
 of Sacramento, 801 12th                          District-Railyards
 Street, Sacramento, CA 95814-                    neighborhood.
 2947.
Opa-locka Community Development         300,000  The Gardens; Nile
 Corporation, 490 Opa-locka                       Gardens neighborhood.
 Boulevard, Suite 20, Opa-
 locka, FL 33054-3563.
Rockford Housing Authority, 223         300,000  Fairgrounds Valley;
 S. Winnebago Street, Rockford,                   Fairgrounds/Ellis
 IL 61102-9904.                                   Heights neighborhood.
Suffolk Redevelopment and               255,656  Parker Riddick and
 Housing Authority, 530 E.                        Cypress Manor; East
 Pinner Street, Suffolk, VA                       Washington Street
 23434-3023.                                      neighborhood.
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