May 23, 2011
This morning, Commissioner Fish joined partners from Home Forward (previously the Housing Authority of Portland) and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to announce that we've been awarded an $18.5 million federal HOPE VI grant to fund comprehensive rehabilitation of the Hillsdale Terrace community in Southwest Portland.
The HOPE VI program is one of HUD's most competitive, and we're very proud of our partners for putting together such a strong application.
"Congratulations to our partner Home Forward," Nick said. "The HOPE VI grant is great news for our City. It will improve the lives of families living at Hillsdale Terrace, create family-wage construction jobs, strengthen connections to the surrounding community, and continue Portland's tradition of leadership in green building."
Thanks to Board Chair Lee Moore, Executive Director Steve Rudman, and the team at Home Forward, Senators Wyden and Merkley, HUD Regional Director Mary McBride, and all the partners whose hard work led to this remarkable achievement.
Jim Mayer in the Oregonian
Posted on the Street Roots blog