Butterfield to Hold HUD Grant Check Presentation and Press Conference in New Bern, Tomorrow Tuesday, November 26th @ 9:30am

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) will present a $400,000 check to the New Bern Housing Authority and the City of New Bern at a press conference on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at the New Bern 2Housing Authority, 837 South Front Street.

The check represents a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant awarded to the Housing Authority and the City to develop New Bern’s Five Points commercial area and surrounding residential neighborhood.

The grantees will work together to develop a comprehensive approach to transform the Five Points neighborhood, redevelop its distressed Trent Court and Craven Terrace public housing, and serve the needs of the Greater Five Points residents, which includes education, employment, better health outcomes, community services, and recreation.  The proposed plan will build on the neighborhood’s assets, including its proximity to the waterfront, two parks, and anchor i5nstitution Carolina East Medical Center.

The New Bern Housing Authority and the City of New Bern 3are one of only nine applicants selected for the Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant. 

Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants support the development of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans which focused on directing resources to address three core goals: Housing, People and Neighborhoods.  To achieve these core goals, communities must develop and implement a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy, or Transformation Plan.  The Transformation Plan will become the guiding document for the revitalization of the public and/or assisted housing units while simultaneously directing the transformation of the surrounding neighborhood and positive outcomes for families.

All media outlets are invited to attend tomorrow’s check presentation and press conference.  This event is open to the public.

A4dditional details below.

WHO: Congressman G. K. Butterfield, New Bern Elected Officials, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

WHAT: Press Conference and Check Presentation Ceremony to award HUD Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant to New Bern

WHEN: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: The New Bern Housing Authority, 837 South Front Street

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About George Fisher

George is a freelance writer, an author and a Democratic political consultant. He has worked as Deputy Communications Director for a Senatorial campaign and Campaign Manager for several NC House races and one congressional race. He previously worked as a news producer for a local television station.
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