Developing Choice Neighborhoods: An Early Look at Implementation in Five Sites

Abstract

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative aims to redevelop distressed assisted housing developments and transform their surrounding neighborhoods. This Interim Report introduces the first five implementation sites in Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Seattle and the plans for rebuilding them. Ranging from a few blocks to over two square miles, the sites vary greatly in their challenges, programs, and key actors. All five are making progress in this new phase of federal housing and community development and are addressing the challenge of coordination in their ambitious attempts to build mixed-income neighborhoods.

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