CHOICE NEIGHBORHOOD INITIATIVE

The Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (Grantee), with the City of Las Vegas (Co-Grantee), and EJP Consultants (Planning Coordinator) submitted a planning application for the FY2021 Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI).

A portion of The Historic Westside which includes the Marble Manor Public Housing Development will be the focus area of this CNI grant.

Map of Historic Westside CNI Target Area

The Choice Neighborhoods program leverages significant public and private dollars to support resident and neighborhood driven strategies that address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. Local leaders, residents and stakeholders such as public housing authorities, municipalities, schools, law enforcement, business owners, nonprofits, faith-based institutions and private developers come together to create and implement a plan that revitalizes distressed HUD housing and addresses the challenges of the surrounding neighborhood.

CNI will focus on three main sectors: Housing, People and Neighborhood.

Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood;

People: Improve educational outcomes and intergenerational mobility for youth and supports delivered directly to youth and their families; and

Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, high performing schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families’ choices about their community.

The residents of Marble Manor are a crucial part of this process.

The SNRHA and City of Las Vegas invite the residents, property owners, business owners, stakeholders and interested parties to join us and be a part of creating this exciting new vision of the new Marble Manor Master Plan Community and the Historic Westside. Come out and join us in brainstorming ideas of what the development should look like as well as what changes should be made to the target area that would most benefit you and the rest of the residents of the Historic Westside.

Be on the lookout for upcoming events and activities to help us create a plan to transform the Historic Westside!

Want to learn more on HUD’s CNI program? See HUD article “Choice Neighborhoods: HUD Grants for People & Places”

Contact Info:

Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority
Deena Williams
Development and Modernization Coordinator
dwilliams@snvrha.org
City of Las Vegas
Kathi Thomas
Community Services Director
kgibson@lasvegasnevada.gov