HAWS Submits Implementation Grant Application to HUD

HAWS Submits Implementation Grant Application to HUD

In June 2016 the Housing Authority of Winston Salem (HAWS) submitted their grant application for the Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant, a grant that supports communities that have undergone a comprehensive local planning process and are ready to implement their “Transformation Plan” to redevelop the neighborhood.  Applications must present a plan to revitalize a severely distressed public and/or HUD-assisted multifamily housing project located in a distressed neighborhood into a viable, mixed-income community. HUD announced approximately $120 million available for awards. Thirty four eligible applicants submitted applications including public housing authorities, local governments, nonprofits, tribal entities and for-profit...
Cleveland Avenue Neighborhood Final Transformation Plan Approved by HUD

Cleveland Avenue Neighborhood Final Transformation Plan Approved by HUD

In May 2016, the final Cleveland Avenue Neighborhood Transformation Plan was submitted by HAWS and approved by HUD. This final plan built on all previous draft versions and incorporated substantial amounts of resident and neighborhood stakeholder feedback and comments. The final plan will be used as the framework for applying for a Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant as well as guiding the overall revitalization in the neighborhood. Though currently facing many challenges, the Transformation Plan has revealed that the Cleveland Avenue Neighborhood holds many of the key ingredients for success. Elements such as location, investment, engagement, dedication, leadership and, most importantly, skilled and committed residents, ensure that the Cleveland Avenue Neighborhood Transformation will move quickly from a plan to a reality. The final plan can be viewed...
Education Update!

Education Update!

On January 26th, members of the planning team met with Education Committee members to discuss the Transformation Plan’s approach to Education Strategies. You can view the presentation here: Education_Presentation1-26 All partners recognize that education delivery and improvement is critical to the Plan’s success, and the Education Strategies will be an integral component of the Plan’s total impact on the Cleveland Ave. Neighborhood. Topics discussed included research-based trends in education improvement, case studies looking at other Choice Neighborhood grantees who are leaders in education delivery, and ways in which the lessons learned from these investigations can be applied to the Cleveland Ave Neighborhood. Please visit our Education page for additional information and updates on specific strategies for Cleveland Ave.!...
About HAWS

About HAWS

The primary goal of the Housing Authority of Winston Salem is to diversify our portfolio of housing units and commercial real estate assets in order to help stabilize and revitalize local communities. The primary goal of the Housing Authority of Winston Salem is to diversify our portfolio of housing units and commercial real estate assets in order to help stabilize and revitalize local...