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FY10 NOFA/Funding Information

Round 2 NOFA for Implementation Grant Finalists

From among the finalists selected to compete in Round 2, HUD awarded five Implementation Grants.  FY11 funding was combined with FY10 funding to make a total of $122.27 million in awards.


Project Location

Target Public/Assisted Housing Development


City of Boston

Boston, MA

Woodledge/Morrant Bay


Housing Authority of New Orleans and City of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA



Housing Authority of the City of Seattle

Seattle, WA

Yesler Terrace


McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc. and San Francisco Housing Authority

San Francisco, CA

Alice Griffith

Eastern Bayview

Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc. and City of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Grove Parc Apartments



Round 1 NOFA Information

The FY 2010 Choice Neighborhoods Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) was issued on August 25, 2010 and announced approximately $65 million available for awards. Eligible applicants are public housing authorities (PHAs), local governments, nonprofits and for-profit developers that apply jointly with a public entity. Applications were due December 9, 2010. HUD awarded $4 million for Planning Grants and selected finalists for Implementation Grants to compete for $61 million in Round 2.

NOFA Public Webcast

HUD hosted a public webcast to review the Choice Neighborhoods NOFA on September 1. It is available for viewing at the HUD Videos and Webcasts page. The presentation materials can be viewed here: PowerPoint slides.

Neighborhood Mapping Tool

For the purposes of establishing neighborhood eligibility and to assign points for certain rating factors, HUD has created a mapping tool that will overlay the locally defined neighborhood boundaries with data associated with that area and estimate the rates of certain indicators in that neighborhood using a proportional allocation methodology. HUD will calculate the poverty rate, extremely low-income rate, and residential vacancy rate for the target area as well as other measures of distress.

You have TWO mapping tools you can use. Data for the poverty rate and extremely low-income rate are available at both the census tract and block group level. As such there are two separate modules of the mapping tool. Data for the vacancy rate and other measures of distress is only available at the census tract level and is incorporated in each module.

You must draw the boundaries of the target neighborhood using either of the mapping tool modules and provide a pdf of your eligible neighborhood data, as produced and emailed to the user by the mapping tool, in the attachments section of your application. You are advised to submit the pdf from the tool that produces the most favorable results for your target neighborhood. You are responsible for submitting the most favorable map for your project. You should submit only one pdf produced by the mapping tool, either the one based on census tract level data or the one based on block group level data.

One-for-One Hard Unit Replacement Exception

As described in the Pre-Notice, grantees will be required to replace all public and/or assisted housing units demolished or disposed of with a "hard" unit unless granted an exception from HUD. Please review the One-for-One Replacement Criteria and Hard-Unit Exception, which outlines the circumstances in which HUD will consider an exception and the process by which applicants may obtain HUD's approval.


HUD posted a Pre-Notice in May to assist potential applicants in preparing for the competition.