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About Choice Neighborhoods

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) created the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) and grant program to address the unrecognized challenges to the ability of poor families and children to access opportunities and move up the economic ladder. CNI helps communities address assisted and vacant housing units, while investing in people and neighborhood assets, to transform neighborhoods of distress into revitalized mixed-income neighborhoods. By employing a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation, the CNI program helps communities transform neighborhoods by revitalizing severely distressed public and/or assisted housing and investing and leveraging investments in well-functioning services, high quality public schools and education programs, high quality early learning programs and services, public assets, public transportation, and improved access to jobs.