To implement this transformational project, the City and NRHA were awarded a $30 million Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) Implementation Grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Norfolk is using the grant funds to redevelop Tidewater Gardens first because flooding greatly impacts this community.
The CNI Grant is anchored by three core goals:
Housing – The replacement of both distressed public and assisted housing with well-managed, high-quality mixed income units
People – Improve outcomes of households living in the target housing related to employment and income, health, and children’s education
Neighborhood – The creation of amenities that promote public and private investments in neighborhoods that are important to residents like schools, businesses, and transportation.