The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced recently that $3.6 million in Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants will be awarded this year to “assist in the tranformation, rehabilitation and preservation of public housing and privately owned HUD-assisted housing.” The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, which applied for an earlier round of planning grants, will try again. Applications are due in early August. CMHA and other public housing authorities can receive up to $300,000 for planning.
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor and recognition of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland for their groundbreaking work to promote and improve Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood.
“Founded in 1996, the Sisters of Charity Foundation focuses on improving the health status and educational outcomes of Cleveland’s residents and children … They have raised over $330,000 in local funding for the Central Neighborhood and are planning to create a Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood.”