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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is a federal agency whose mission is to promote homeownership, support community development, and increase access to affordable housing, free from discrimination. Click the icon to learn more about HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, which seeks to transform distressed public housing sites into neighborhoods of choice and opportunity.

Choice Neighborhoods Transformation Plan

Choice Neighborhoods Transformation Plan

Every Choice Neighborhoods Transformation Plan is comprised of three parts, focusing on three different but related aspects of community transformation: Housing, People, and Neighborhood.

HOUSING

Goal: 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

LEAD: Asbury Park Housing Authority

PEOPLE

Goal: Improve educational outcomes and intergenerational mobility for youth with services and supports delivered directly to youth and their families

LEAD: Interfaith Neighbors

NEIGHBORHOOD

Goal: 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

LEAD: City of Asbury Park

Planning Process

Planning Process

Timeline

Timeline

Stakeholders (So Far!)

Stakeholders (So Far!)

A large and growing group of organizations and agencies are participating in the creation of the plan alongside West Side residents. Check back frequently to see who else has gotten involved.