The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday a New Jersey company will receive $300,000 to promote revitalization efforts at the Kuhio Park Neighborhood public housing in Honolulu.
“This funding will enable Honolulu to further its discussions with local partners to plan strategies that will build a stronger, more sustainable community and address distressed housing, struggling schools and crime,” HUD Deputy Regional Administrator Wayne Sauseda said in a press release. “HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative represents the next generation in a movement toward revitalizing entire neighborhoods to improve the quality of the lives of the residents who live there.”
The project was one of 17 selected from more than 70 applicants.
Meantime, Honolulu Hale is still waiting to hear back from HUD about the Wahiawa organization that used $8 million in federal funding to build an under-utilized senior center. That report is expected within weeks.
— Michael Levine