Trenton Housing Authority Receives $22 Million Hope VI Award for Redevelopment of Miller Homes
On June 2nd, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced that the Trenton Housing Authority (THA) would receive a $22 million Hope VI grant for the revitalization of the Miller Homes public housing development on Monmouth Street in the City.
It was one of only six Hope VI grants awarded nationwide in 2010. Since 1993, HUD has awarded HOPE VI grants to public housing authorities to encourage public-private partnerships to transform severely distressed housing into mixed income opportunities that help the residents and the city as a whole
The $22 million HUD Hope VI grant for the redevelopment of Miller Homes will fund the demolition and redevelopment of 309 affordable housing units. In addition to redeveloping the Miller Homes site with new affordable housing, THA will also partner with Trenton institutions to provide Early Childhood Education and other social services to Miller Homes’ children and their families.
THA held a public open house on Thursday, April 21st to discuss the demolition of the existing buildings on the Miller Homes site. A number of members of the City of Trenton community attended the meeting and learned more about the planned demolition of buildings on the site in June 2011.
For more information on THA's Hope VI project, please contact project coordinator Chrysti Huff at: (609) 278-5004 or email@example.com.