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 non-poverty neighborhoods and promoting mixed-income communities
Forging partnerships with other agencies, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses to leverage support and resources
FMHA was granted a HOPE VI Revitalization Grant in 2008. In partnership with HUD Office of Recapitalization, the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and multiple private investors demolished older public housing apartments. Collaboration with these partners allowed newly constructed apartments to be developed throughout Fayetteville.