Bacon Development
MISCELLANEOUS PROJECTS
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THE HOPE VI PROGRAM

U.S. DEPT. OF
HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

www.hud.gov/hopevi

As Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Housing Investments, 1997-2001, Elinor Bacon administered HUD’s Public Housing Capital Programs including HOPE VI, the groundbreaking program created to transform severely distressed public housing projects and the lives of residents

In 1989 the “blue ribbon” National Commission on Severely Distressed Public Housing determined that there were 100,000 severely distressed public housing units that urgently required attention. In 1992 Senator Barbara Mikulski (D, MD), the creator of the HOPE VI Program, with her colleague Senator Kit Bond (R, MO), secured an Appropriation of $350 million for HOPE VI, and the program was launched and grew. When replaced in 2010 with the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative HUD had awarded 262 HOPE VI grants to 133 Housing Authorities in 34 states, DC and Puerto Rico, totalling $6.2 billion