WHO WILL REFINE THE WEST END PLAN FOR REVITALIZATION THAT WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE CNI APPLICATION?
Stanley Rowe Towers A and B, Stanley Rowe Rowhouses and Liberty Street Apartments public housing residents, CMHA the City of Cincinnati and other key stakeholders that serve on the Housing, People and Neighborhood Task Forces. The plan for revitalization will be developed by these groups in coordination with the Choice Advisory Council, as we all work to develop a shared vision.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
The Choice Neighborhoods application will be submitted at a future determined date. After refining the plan for revitalization, CMHA, the City and Partners also plan to apply to other funding agencies to revitalize the community.
WILL THERE BE NEW HOUSING CONSTRUCTED?
Yes, new housing will be constructed with apartments for families, children, seniors and people with disabilities. Stanley Rowe Towers A and B, Stanley Rowe Rowhouses and Liberty Street Apartments public housing residents will have a critical seat at the table at every meeting.
WILL I BE OFFERED AN OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE IN THE NEW APARTMENTS?
Yes, every lease-compliant existing Stanley Rowe Towers A and B, Stanley Rowe Rowhouses and Liberty Street Apartments household will have the right to return to a replacement apartment where they will continue to pay 30% of their income toward rent. The Choice Neighborhoods program requires one-for-one replacement housing.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS FOR STANLEY ROWE TOWERS A AND B, STANLEY ROWE ROWHOUSES AND LIBERTY STREET APARTMENTS RESIDENTS?
First opportunity to move into new apartments with amenities
Long term availability of affordable housing and rental assistance
Additional flexibility to move to better housing and/or places of opportunity
HOW IS CHOICE NEIGHBORHOODS DIFFERENT FROM HOPE VI?
Created by the Obama administration in 2010, Choice Neighborhoods builds on lessons learned from HOPE VI by investing in affordable housing, services and the surrounding neighborhood. Choice Neighborhoods provides funds to improve resident access to education, workforce development, health/wellness programs and mobility.
HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?