What will happen to the people who live there?

Under a $3.5 million annual grant, the City and its Redevelopment Authority have empowered Urban Strategies Inc., a national non-profit leader in comprehensive neighborhood transformations, to guide the community’s People First USI initiative. Launched in August 2018, People First USI seeks to connect the area’s public housing residents with housing, education, employment, healthcare, family-support and entrepreneurial opportunities to lead stable, healthy, prosperous lives. Each resident can decide whether to move outside the area, relocate to a different public housing community or return to the redevelopment.