woodlawn/grove parc awarded one of five national choice neighborhood implementation grants today at Woodlawn Center South

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and Mayor Rahm Emanuel were on site at Woodlawn Center South today to announce that five cities will receive a combined $122 million to redevelop distressed housing and bring comprehensive neighborhood revitalization to blighted areas.

Woodlawn, home of the Woodlawn Park development is one of the recipients of the first-ever Implementation Grants awarded under HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, a new strategy and tools to support local leaders in transforming high-poverty, distressed neighborhoods into neighborhoods with healthy, affordable housing, safe streets, and access to quality educational opportunities. Read more coverage on the story here.