Mayor Kasim Reed announced Monday, Sept. 28, that Atlanta has been selected to receive $30 million through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant. The Atlanta Department of Planning and Community Development and the Atlanta Housing Authority jointly applied for the grant. With the $30 million award, the city and AHA will work to revitalize portions of west Atlanta, including Vine City, Ashview Heights and the Atlanta University Center neighborhood.
“Our historic westside neighborhoods produced leaders and institutions which helped change the course of America’s history,” said Reed. “Winning the Choice Neighborhoods grant provides us with the resources needed to bring about unprecedented change. We leaned on each other and worked together to secure this grant, and we will lean on each other as we transform and renew these communities.”