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Scholar's Landing
[Group photo]
[Ground breaking ceremony]
[Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman speaking to regional office]

Tuesday, September 26th, HUD’s Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman was in Atlanta, Georgia, to break the ground of Ashley Scholar’s Landing, the final phase of rental housing for the University Choice Neighborhood. This facility received a $25 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant, marking a collaborative effort of federal, local, and private efforts. Ashley Scholar’s Landing will include 212 apartments and more than 200 multifamily rental units consisting of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments for all income levels.

Scholars Landing sits on the historic site of the former University Homes complex, which was the first public housing project for African Americans in the country. It was completed in 1937 and stood for over 70 years until it was torn down in 2009.

Deputy Secretary Todman joined Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Christopher Nunn, Eugene Jones, CEO of Atlanta Housing, and leadership of The Integral Group to celebrate the occasion.

After the groundbreaking ceremony, Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman spent some time visiting the Atlanta Regional Office. During her visit, Deputy Secretary Todman met with program offices for field updates and to hear from Region IV employees.