Cleveland’s East Side Awarded $35 Million HUD Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant – Government, Public Sector


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Cleveland’s East Side Awarded $35 Million HUD Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant


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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced
that it is awarding a $35 million grant to the Cleveland
Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and the City of Cleveland to
rebuild an aging public housing complex in the Cleveland’s
Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood. The complex currently consists of
487 units, which will be replaced by 800 mixed-income rental
homes.

This Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant is part of a
larger push by community actors to revitalize the area. CMHA was
approved for a federal Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant in 2018,
and has partnered with various local organizations including The
Community Builders, Inc., Care Alliance, the Cleveland Metropolitan
School District, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and the Council
for Economic Opportunities. Nationally, the $35 million grant is
part of $160 million that the Department of Housing and Urban
Development is distributing to revitalize public housing in
underserved communities.

The completed project, which draws funding from a variety of
sources, will include newly-built subsidized housing, additional
rentals, an early childhood education center, a health clinic, and
new space for retailers to move in. The project will also assist
community members access resources including jobs, educational
opportunities and healthcare. The first phase of construction is
slated to begin this fall – a mixed-income apartment building
located at 9527 Buckeye Road.

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