The Choice Neighborhoods program is a federal program administered by the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Public and Indian Housing.
The Choice Neighborhoods program leverages significant public and private dollars to support locally driven strategies that address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public or HUD-assisted housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation.
The program helps communities transform neighborhoods by revitalizing severely distressed public and/or assisted housing and critical improvements in the neighborhood, including vacant property, housing, businesses, services and schools.
Areas of Focus
- Create opportunities for high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood.
- Build in support for residents related to financial empowerment, employment, training, health + wellness, and children’s education and overall wellbeing.
- Bring the community together to invest in neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets that are important to families’ choices about their community, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity.
HUD Choice Neighborhoods Page:
Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant (CNI)
In May 2019 the City of Omaha and Omaha Housing Authority, along with the Seventy Five North Revitalization Corporation received a $25 million, 5-year, CNI Grant to execute a transformation plan for North 30th Street, including Spencer Homes.
Check out the City of Omaha Planning – Community Development’s website to find more information about the CNI Grant:
Choice Neighborhoods Planning and Action Grant (CNP)
In September 2019, the City of Omaha and Omaha Housing Authority, along with Canopy South received a $1.3 million, 3 and a half year grant to put together a transformation plan for South 30th Street, including Southside Terrace.
Check out the City of Omaha Planning – Community Development’s website to find more information about the CNP Grant: