Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants support those communities that have undergone a comprehensive local planning process and are ready to implement their plan to redevelop the distressed public and/or assisted housing and neighborhood.
Review the full details in the Notice of Funding Opportunity here.
The Lead Applicant must be a Public Housing Agency (PHA), a local government, or a tribal entity. If there is also a Co-Applicant, it must be a PHA, a local government, a tribal entity, or the owner of the target HUD-assisted housing (e.g. a nonprofit or for-profit developer). The local government of jurisdiction, or tribe for applications that target Indian Housing, must be the Lead Applicant or Co-Applicant. Applications must present a plan to revitalize a severely distressed public and/or HUD-assisted multifamily housing project located in a distressed neighborhood into a viable, mixed-income community.
There is a cost matching requirement of at least 5% of the requested grant amount in cash or in-kind donations.
There are three key eligibility criteria for Choice Neighborhoods funding. In addition to the applicant's eligibility, the application must also demonstrate that the proposal targets an eligible housing project and is located in an eligible neighborhood. This information is available in Section III of the NOFO.
Technical assistance materials are available here. If you have any questions, please contact ChoiceNeighborhoods@hud.gov.