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Hope VI

The 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 nonpoverty neighborhoods and promoting mixed-income communities
  • Forging partnerships with other agencies, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses to leverage support and resources

HOPE VI Revitalization grants fund:

  • Capital costs of major rehabilitation, new construction, and other physical improvements
  • Demolition of severely distressed public housing
  • Acquisition of sites for off-site construction
  • Community and supportive service programs for residents, including those relocated as a result of revitalization efforts

HOPE VI Main Street grants provide assistance to smaller communities in the development of affordable housing that is undertaken in connection with a Main Street revitalization effort.