Louisville selected to receive $29.5 million HUD grant to jumpstart Russell revitalization

russellvisionMayor Greg  Fischer announced December 12, 2016 that Louisville is receiving a $29.5 million implementation grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods Initiative program.

The federal funding is expected to leverage more than $200 million in private, foundation, nonprofit and public dollars to fully implement Vision Russell, a comprehensive transformation plan for the neighborhood, starting with a phased deconstruction and redevelopment of the Beecher Terrace public housing site. Vision Russell was developed over the past two years by Louisville Metro Government, the Louisville Metro Housing Authority (LMHA) and community residents, agencies and leaders.

Over 600 Vision Russel team members and partner organizations have been involved in the planning and implementation of Vision Russell and HUD officials have assured us that the Russell community’s active involvement was key to Louisville being selected for the Choice Neighborhoods Planning, Action and Implementation Grant awards. Thank you to everyone who has been and continues to involved with Vision Russell.

To read the official press release click here.

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