|HUD No. 23-161
HUD Public Affairs
August 3, 2023
HUD Awards $40 Million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant to Atlanta
The Housing Authority of Atlanta will redevelop Bowen Homes and the entire Bowen area
ATLANTA - Today, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing Dominique Blom was joined by Congresswoman Nikema Williams and Mayor Andre Dickens in announcing the awarding of the Choice Neighborhoods Implementation (CNI) grant for $40 million to the Atlanta Housing Authority and the City of Atlanta to redevelop Bowen Homes. General Deputy Assistant Secretary Blom joins an August of "HUD On the Road." Throughout the month, HUD leadership will travel across the country to invest in and empower local communities to increase the supply of affordable housing through building preservation and innovation.
"I am pleased to see Atlanta get this Choice Neighborhoods award," said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. "The City of Atlanta and Atlanta Housing Authority have demonstrated their commitment to neighborhood revitalization, having undergone a comprehensive planning effort to redevelop Bowen Homes and the entire Bowen area. The whole-of-government approach to neighborhood revitalization is what leads to impactful changes in the neighborhoods that need it the most."
Last week, Secretary Fudge announced the awarding of (CNI) Grants totaling $370 million to seven other communities throughout the country. The Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants will help revitalize and transform the distressed public and/or assisted housing and neighborhoods across the country, while also providing residents with services focused on income, health, and education.
The CNI Grants fund the creation of new mixed-income housing communities, improve economic development opportunities, and support wide-scale community revitalization efforts that focus on the three areas of “Housing, People, and Neighborhood.” The new grantees will join a committed group of 44 other Choice Neighborhoods sites nationwide that have collectively invested more than $6.3 billion into historically disinvested communities. The eight new awards have leveraged an additional $3 billion in public and private commitments to make their larger Transformation Plan a reality.
“I am thrilled Atlanta is receiving this Choice Neighborhoods award,” said HUD General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing Dominique Blom. “The City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Housing Authority, and the Bowen community stakeholders have demonstrated a commitment to neighborhood revitalization, having undergone a comprehensive local planning effort to redevelop Bowen Homes. This investment will give the community the resources they need to achieve their vision for a vibrant neighborhood rooted in the personal history of its residents.”
“HUD on the Road” aims to make HUD more accessible, supporting those in need while enhancing wealth-building and homeownership opportunities for all Americans. As HUD leaders travel nationwide, engaging with local communities, they strive to create a brighter and more inclusive future, fostering a stronger nation that provides housing and economic opportunities to every individual.