Near East Side/PACT Choice Neighborhood News

 

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HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announces Columbus Choice Neighborhoods Grant award

Welcome!

Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority is pleased to be the recipient of a 7-year, $29.7 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) Implementation Grant awarded in June 2014 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grant, along with commitments of $225 million in funding and programming from more than 45 local organizations, will be used to redevelop the Poindexter Village public housing site as a catalyst for transformation of the Near East Side PACT neighborhood. The project is being undertaken with the help of many local and national organizations, neighborhood stakeholders, and residents, who have come together to affect real change and create opportunities within the Near East Side area. The PACT Blueprint for Community Investment serves as the basis for our CNI transformation plan.

The Choice initiative includes has three major components: 1) Housing–redevelopment of the Poindexter Village site; 2) People–supportive services and education, primarily focused on former Poindexter Village households; and 3) Neighborhood–physical and economic development projects within the Near East Side geography. The lead organizations for the Columbus CNI are:

For background information about our Choice Neighborhoods grant go here


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Employment and Contracting Opportunities

Learn about Section 3 employment and contracting opportunities related to the implementation of CNI on our Section 3 page.


Events and Meetings

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Progress Reports

Check back for our Choice progress reports.


Contact Us

If you have questions about the Columbus Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, contact:

Bobbie Garber, Vice President for Planning and Development
Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
bgarber@cmhanet.com

 

 

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