Hillcrest http://whqr.org en WHA Enjoying Local CHOICE Grant Support--Looking to Wilmington's Business Community Next http://whqr.org/post/wha-enjoying-local-choice-grant-support-looking-wilmingtons-business-community-next <p>The Wilmington Housing Authority is poised to apply for the federal grant that would make possible the revitalization of the city’s distressed Southside neighborhood. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is expected to release the grant application in June. And to be a contender for this thirty million-dollar award, Wilmington must demonstrate significant community buy-in. The Authority already enjoys support from the City, the police, and several area nonprofits, but their final frontier is engaging the local business community.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 54779 at http://whqr.org WHA Enjoying Local CHOICE Grant Support--Looking to Wilmington's Business Community Next Wilmington Housing Authority Calls for Major Public Input http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-housing-authority-calls-major-public-input <p>The Wilmington Housing Authority is moving full-speed toward its goal of getting a thirty-million-dollar federal grant to revitalize Hillcrest—and it’s seeking public input. If awarded a competitive Choice Neighborhood Grant, the Authority will be working with the community to improve not only the public housing project, but the city spanning Third to Fifteenth, and Castle to Martin streets.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:39:15 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 48811 at http://whqr.org Wilmington Housing Authority Calls for Major Public Input Wilmington Housing Authority Seeks Social Equity-Minded Partners http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-housing-authority-seeks-social-equity-minded-partners <p>If the <a href="http://www.wha.net/">Wilmington Housing Authority</a> is to receive a thirty-million-dollar federal CHOICE Neighborhoods Grant to revitalize Hillcrest, they’ll be charged with infrastructure and education improvements to improve not only the housing development--but the surrounding city. To make this happen, they’ll need help from a wide range of community partners. As WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports, the Housing Authority is hoping to secure these partnerships by appealing to investors’ sense of social equity.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:36:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 47525 at http://whqr.org Wilmington Housing Authority Seeks Social Equity-Minded Partners WHA Hoping to Build New Low-Income Senior Facility http://whqr.org/post/wha-hoping-build-new-low-income-senior-facility <p>It’s a busy time of year for most, but especially for the Wilmington Housing Authority. Not only is the Authority gearing up to apply for a massive federal grant to revitalize areas of the city surrounding the Hillcrest community, but it’s also angling for competitive state tax credits to enable new construction. These credits, reports WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly, would provide housing for a burgeoning low-income demographic: senior citizens.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:55:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 47410 at http://whqr.org WHA Hoping to Build New Low-Income Senior Facility