About the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI)

The Choice Neighborhoods program of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) leverages public and private dollars to support locally-driven strategies meant to address neighborhoods struggling with distressed public or HUD-assisted housing.The program prompts collaboration between local leaders, residents, stakeholders, and developers to design and implement a plan (Transformation Plan) to revitalize distressed public housing and the surrounding neighborhoods. Through the Choice Neighborhoods program, critical neighborhood improvements are made, and communities are transformed.


Third Ward-Cuney Homes Choice Neighborhoods

The Houston Housing Authority, in partnership with the City of Houston, has applied for the $50 Million Choice Neighborhood Initiative Implementation grant to realize the community driven Transformation Plan completed for the Third Ward – Cuney Homes community in September 2023. If awarded, we will continue to work with the Cuney Homes Resident Council and many other stakeholders, schools, business owners, and non-profits to address the program’s Housing, Neighborhood, and People goals.

  • replacing distressed housing with well-managed, quality, mixed-income housing,
  • providing residents with quality-of-life support related to areas such as health and employment, and
  • reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to bring in good schools, commercial activity, and other amenities important to Houstonians.
Feature photo: Project Row Houses Exterior. Photo Credit: Michael Hagerty/Houston Public Media

Third Ward - Cuney Homes CNI Implementation application

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