Newport News in running for HUD grant to reshape Southeast public housing

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Newport News could be awarded up to $30 million by the federal government to implement a redevelopment plan they’ve been working on for nearly two years.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development selected Newport News as a finalist on Monday for the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation grant, according to spokeswoman Kim Lee. The money would largely help fund improvements in Ridley Place.

In 2016, the city and the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NNRHA) were awarded $500,000 to come up with a plan “to help revitalize and transform a portion of the Southeast Community.”

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