While these meetings are principally held to inform residents of schedules and what to expect, they also offer an excellent opportunity to learn more about this important project as well as a chance to direct questions to ARHA and City Housing staff and the consultant retained to help with the application submission (which is due November 7 to HUD). The Growler found the meeting very informative.
Here is the notice:
This notice is to remind you that the Alexandria Redevelopment & Housing Authority (ARHA) has scheduled a community meeting for:
22 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM
to be held at
The Durant Center
HUD has announced the availability of $94.2 Million in Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE VI) Revitalization Grant Funds. ARHA intends to apply for HOPE VI in order to improve the living environment of public housing residents of James Bland and Glebe Park by demolishing outdated public housing units and replacing them with new improved housing. Most recently, HOPE VI funds were used by ARHA to build the Chatham Square community.
This is a very competitive grant and we would appreciate your input into our
application for these funds.
Please take the time to participate in the meeting and inform yourself of how Alexandria could benefit from this tremendous opportunity. The planning for the Revitalization Grant will not conflict with discussions of the Braddock Metro Plan and the Braddock East Plan so we welcome the participation of those with so much knowledge already of related issues.
If you need special accommodations, please contact Ms. Lewis at (703)
549-7115 x 260.