Hope VI FreshStart


dinner The Kingsport Housing and Redevelopment Authority received a Fiscal Year 2006 Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE VI) Revitalization grant in the amount of $11,900,000. Work began on the project in Summer 2007 and all phases of the HOPE VI program are scheduled for a 2012 completion. 

HOPE VI is a federally funded program developed as a result of recommendations by the National Commission on Severely Distressed Public Housing. The commission proposed a National Action Plan to eradicate severely distressed public housing resulting in the HOPE Grant Program. Revitalization was recommended in three general areas: physical improvements, management improvements, and social and community services to address resident needs.

In Kingsport, the physical improvements include the revitalization of the 92 unit Riverview public housing development, redevelopment of the Sherwood/Hiwassee neighborhood, construction of a community center, and the construction of a senior housing complex in the former George Washington School. The result will be one hundred sixteen new, mixed income, energy efficient units. This is a net increase of 24 affordable housing units.

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the many aspects of the HOPE VI program. If you have additional questions, there are links to contact us for both general and specific issues.