Urban Strategies selected as People Implementer for San Antonio Choice Neighborhood Award

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the City of San Antonio recently announced the award of a $29,750,000 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant to the San Antonio Housing Authority, to revitalize the Wheatley Courts community on the city’s Eastside.  Urban Strategies will serve as the People Implementation lead partner, McCormack Baron Salazar as lead developer and the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County is serving as the education partner.  The grant was one of only four 2012 Choice Implementation Grants given out nationwide.  The fiercely competitive grant, which had 42 national applications, provides funding to transform neighborhoods of extreme poverty into mixed-income neighborhoods by revitalizing distressed public housing, improving economic opportunities and leveraging investments in critical community services.