August 2, 2023

HUD: $40 Million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Awarded to Miami-Dade County, FL

Miami-Dade County will redevelop Cutler Manor and the Goulds neighborhood

Today, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management Michele Perez announced the awarding of Choice Neighborhoods Implementation (CNI) grant for $40 million to the Miami-Dade County to redevelop Cutler Manor in the Goulds area. Assistant Deputy Secretary Perez 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 that Miami-Dade County is receiving this Choice Neighborhoods award,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “Miami-Dade County has demonstrated its commitment to neighborhood revitalization, having already undergone a comprehensive local planning effort to redevelop the Cutler Manor and the surrounding Goulds neighborhood. This public investment, which represents the maximum amount for grants targeting smaller housing developments, will give local officials the resources they need to achieve their vision for Goulds.”

“If we want to operationalize equity, we must be bold and courageous, accept local assessments, and invest in those communities that have articulated their choices on how to center the needs of the people, their housing and their neighborhoods,” said Assistant Deputy Secretary Michele Perez. “This $40 million investment does just that.”

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.

“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.

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