HUD Choice Neighborhoods

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Choice Neighborhoods Implementation (CNI) Grant:

The model for the Sunset Area Transformation Plan

Choice Neighborhoods is a federal program that supports locally driven strategies to address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation.  The program is designed to catalyze critical community improvements in neighborhood assets, including vacant project, housing, services, and schools. Choice Neighborhoods focuses on three core goals:

1. Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood;

2. People: Improve educational outcomes and intergenerational mobility for youth with services and supports delivered directly to youth and their families; and

3. Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families’ choices about their community.

This model was used as the foundation for the Sunset Area Transformation Plan. Although the grant was not funded in 2016, the plan continues to guide investments in the area. 

For more information, please see the HUD Choice Neighborhoods website.