|HUD No. 20-156
HUD Public Affairs
September 23, 2020
HUD SECRETARY BEN CARSON VISITS THE CLARK COMMONS CHOICE NEIGHBORHOOD
FLINT, MI - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson traveled to Flint, Michigan to tour the Clark Commons Choice Neighborhood.
The Choice Neighborhoods program leverages significant public and private dollars to support locally driven strategies that address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public or HUD-assisted housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation.
āWhen you have the public and private sectors working together towards a common goal, the opportunities provided are limitless. At HUD, we are committed to delivering the resources for this countryās most vulnerable population to receive the stability they need to get on the path to self-sufficiency,ā said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. āThe Clark Commons Choice Neighborhood is helping transform the neighborhood and the future for its local residents.ā
In 2018, Flint received a $30 million Choice Neighborhood Grant and are currently constructing phase 1 of the project. Clark Commons is the first of four phases of new rental housing to be constructed over the next few years which will result in 253 new rental units in the city of Flint, Michigan. The waitlist for Clark Commons is currently open and occupancy is scheduled to begin starting at the end of this month and continuing into early October 2020.