Deputy Assistant Secretary And Deputy Regional Administrator To Announce $40 Million Investment In Georgia
The General Secretary along with the Regional Administrator is planning to give a $40 Million grant to redevelop Bowen Homes Community in Georgia.
Nearly $40 Million grant was awarded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the City of Atlanta and Atlanta Housing Authority on August 3, 2023, to redevelop the Bowen Homes Community. The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing Dominique Blom and Deputy Regional Administrator Tiffany Cobb were accompanied by Nikema Williams and Mayor Andre Dickens to announce the award.
Additionally, there were partners from the state such as Commissioner Christopher Nunn, the HUD team of Georgia, Field Office Director Shea Johnson, and project developers. The day commenced with a visit to Roosevelt Hall and a tour of the Bowen Homes neighborhood. Roosevelt Hall is a two-storey brick building and is the first Public Housing Development in the nation for African Americans.
The Bowen Homes public housing community, constructed in 1967 for families displaced by urban renewal, faced structural issues and declining living conditions. In 2007, all residents were relocated and the site was demolished in 2009, leading to neighborhood disinvestment. Utilizing a Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant, Atlanta Housing aimed to revitalize the area by involving residents and community members to create a neighborhood stabilization plan.
HUD’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing Dominique Blom said, “I am thrilled Atlanta is receiving this Choice Neighborhoods award. The City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Housing Authority, and the Bowen community stakeholders have demonstrated a commitment to neighborhood revitalization, having undergone a comprehensive local planning effort to redevelop Bowen Homes. This investment will give the community the resources they need to achieve their vision for a vibrant neighborhood rooted in the personal history of its residents.”
This funding will support the City of Atlanta and Atlanta Housing in their endeavor to rejuvenate the Bowen Homes and the surrounding Bowen area community. The program ensures that everyone in this country has access to home and opportunities. The main mission of HUD is to improve lives and strengthen communities.
The housing plan aims to build 756 units on the former Bowen Homes site. It includes 251 Choice Neighborhoods and 505 affordable market-rate units.
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Department of Housing and Urban Development. “Public And Indian Housing General Deputy Assistant Secretary Dominique Blom And Deputy Regional Administrator Tiffany Cobb Announce $40 Million Federal Investment In Georgia”. Department of Housing and Urban Development, August 7, 2023,
Public and Indian Housing General Deputy Assistant Secretary Dominique Blom and Deputy Regional Administrator Tiffany Cobb Announce $40 Million Federal Investment in Georgia | HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Last Updated: September 20, 2021