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What is HOPE VI?

The HOPE VI Program was developed as a result of recommendations by National Commission on Severely Distressed Public Housing, which was charged with proposing a National Action Plan to eradicate severely distressed public housing.

The Commission recommended revitalization in three general areas: physical improvements, management improvements, and social and community services to address resident needs.

HOPE VI Overview

The HOPE VI program serves a vital role in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's efforts to transform Public Housing.

The specific elements of public housing transformation that have proven key to HOPE VI include:

· Changing the physical shape of public housing

· Establishing positive incentives for resident self-sufficiency and comprehensive services that empower residents

· Lessening concentrations of poverty by placing public housing in nonpoverty neighborhoods and promoting mixed-income communities

· Forging partnerships with other agencies, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses to leverage support and resources

LMHA’s HOPE VI Revitalizations include Park DuValle, The Villages of Park DuValle, Liberty Green, and Sheppard Square. Explore these sites by reviewing the categories to the left. 


Choice Overview

The Choice Neighborhoods program leverages significant public and private dollars to support locally driven strategies that address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public or HUD-assisted housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. Local leaders, residents, and stakeholders, such as public housing authorities, cities, schools, police, business owners, nonprofits, and private developers, come together to create and implement a plan that revitalizes distressed HUD housing and addresses the challenges in the surrounding neighborhood. The program helps communities transform neighborhoods by revitalizing severely distressed public and/or assisted housing and catalyzing critical improvements in the neighborhood, including vacant property, housing, businesses, services and schools.

Choice Neighborhoods is focused on three core goals:

1. Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood;

2. People: Improve outcomes of households living in the target housing related to employment and income, health, and children’s education; and

3. Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families’ choices about their community.

LMHA received a Choice Neighborhood Grant for the Beecher Terrace Housing Development. Please explore this site by visiting

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