Tuesday, June 1, 2010

HAP HOPE VI Hillsdale Terrace Application NOT funded by HUD.

HAP's HOPE VI application for Hillsdale Terrace was NOT selected by HUD; HUD PR with name/location of HOPE VI selections is HERE.

HAP's letter to partners is posted below:
Dear Friends,
In November 2009, HAP applied for competitive grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) HOPE VI program to implement a comprehensive redevelopment of our Hillsdale Terrace public housing property in Southwest Portland.  While only six out of forty-four applications were awarded, we’re disappointed to learn that our application was not successful in this round of HOPE VI funding.

We remain committed to our plan to revitalize this distressed property.  Hillsdale Terrace has always been on our top three priority list for redevelopment, so we plan to apply for HOPE VI funding in the next round later this year.  We believe that the need at the property, our deep experience with the program, and our track record for delivering these projects will serve us well in the upcoming competition.  In the next few weeks, we will have the opportunity to understand from HUD staff the areas we need to address to strengthen our application.

We thank our residents, community and public sector partners, and neighbors who joined with us in our application and plan to work with them again as we reapply.  

Steve Rudman
Executive Director

Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.

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