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022114 sharswood partners convening 022114 sharswood partners convening Presentation Transcript

  • Sharswood/Blumberg Choice Neighborhoods PARTNERS CONVENING FEBRUARY 24, 2014 @ 2:00PM PHILADELPHIA HOUSINGAUTHORITY 12 S. 23RD STREET
  • Congratulations! Now the hard work ahead. Photos:Feb12,2014 CommunityKick-OffMeeting @GirardCollege
  • Today’s Agenda I. Choice Program Goals II. Planning Area III. PHA and Plan Partners Role and Expectations I. Planning Process I. Schedule, Milestones, and Deliverables II. Advisory Committee and Task Forces II. Next Steps & Assignments • March 6th 2-Day HUD Site Visit • Partners Sessions – Daytime • Community Meeting & Visioning Session – Evening Sharswood/Blumberg Choice  Neighborhoods Partners  Convening
  • Choice Program Goals
  • Choice Neighborhoods Program Core Goals 1. Housing - Transform distressed public housing into energy efficient, mixed- income, and affordable housing 2. Neighborhood - Transform neighborhoods of poverty into viable, safe, well- functioning communities with access to high quality public schools, services, public assets, transportation, and improved access to jobs 3. People - Ensure that families within the target developments and surrounding neighborhood have opportunities for improved health, safety, employment, and education
  • Choice Neighborhoods Transformation Plan The Transformation Plan should translate the three core goals of Choice Neighborhoods – Housing, People and Neighborhood – into a strategy that will: Direct investments, Demonstrate the commitment among a range of public and private partners to address interdependent neighborhood challenges Utilize data to set and monitor progress toward implementation goals, and Engage community stakeholders and residents in meaningful decision- making roles.
  • Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Planning Grant Implementation Grant Up to $500,000 competitive grants to develop a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy, or Transformation Plan FY 2010-2013 HUD has awarded 56 grants totaling $16,924,000 Up to $30million competitive grants to support transformation activities: Development, rehab, new construction Neighborhood Supportive Services FY 2010-2012 HUD has awarded 9 grants totaling $231,250,000
  • Choice Neighborhoods beyond HOPE VI Choice Neighborhoods takes HOPE VI to the next level by broadening the properties and activities that resources can be targeted towards
  • Planning Area
  • Planning Area Neighborhood Context
  • Planning Area Sharswood/Blumberg Site .35 square miles
  • Planning Area Scale: Is it “Do-able”? Comparison to other local/regional Choice Neighborhoods Planning Areas: Mantua CNI: (Planning Grant) 5,924 Population (2010 Census) 185 Acres (0.29 Sq. Mi) Sharswood/Blumberg: (Planning Grant) 5,825 Population (2010 Census) 228 Acres (0.35 Sq. mi) North Central Philadelphia CNI: (Implementation Grant Application) 10,244 Population (?) 291 Acres (0.46 Sq. mi) Jersey City Choice:(Planning Grant & Implementation Grant Application) 9,343 (2000 Census) 290 Acres (0.45 Sq. mi) Camden Choice: (Planning Grant) 12,369 Population (2010 Census) 640 Acres (1 Sq. mi) 185 228 290 291 640 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 Mantua CNI Sharswood/Blumberg CNI Jersey City CNI North Central Philadelphia CNI Camden CNI Acres
  • Planning Area: Demographic Snapshot Population • 2011 estimated 5,173 people • 15.24% growth between 2000-2010 Households 1,887 households Homeowners = 25.81% (487) Rental =74.19% 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Sharswood/ Blumberg City Percent Households by Income
  • Planning Area: Demographic Snapshot Ethnicity: 2.47% Hispanic 88.09% 6.94% 3.05% 1.2% Race African American White Two or More Races Others (Asian, American Indian,  Alaskan Native) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Percent of People in Age Group Percent of People in Age Group
  • PHA and Plan Partner Roles and Expectations
  • Relationship to Other City Efforts Obama Administration goal to catalyze change in high-poverty neighborhoods through interconnected solutions. Choice Neighborhoods • Mantua Choice Planning Grant • North Central Choice Impl. Grant App. • Sharswood Choice Planning Grant Promise Zones Designation West Philadelphia Education DOE – Promise  Neighborhoods Neighborhood  Revitalization White House – Promise   Zone Designation Safety DOJ – Byrne Criminal  Justice Innovation  Grants Health & Human  Services Housing – Choice Neighborhoods How will the City of Philadelphia build on existing efforts to leverage investment and direct limited resources?
  • PHA and Plan Partners Roles and Expectations Application: • Lead Applicant – PHA • Over 23 Commitment Letters Received – • How do we make those commitments real? • HUD reporting – Partnership Commitments Note the goal is not to start from scratch but to align with what you are already doing. Leverage Commitment in Application
  • PHA and Plan Partners Roles and Expectations • Who is on board and who are missing? • Do we have the right partners on board to tackle the problems identified? • What is the role of the organizations? • What does your organization expect to get out of this? • What does your organization expect out of PHA as the Grantee/Lead Agency? • For this planning process to be successful it must _________________?
  • Potential Partner Focus Areas People Plan Neighborhood PlanHousing Plan • Blumberg Resident Council • Haven Peniel Development Corporation • Michaels Development Company • Office of Housing & Community Development • Philadelphia Housing Authority • Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation • Brewerytown/Sharswood Community Civic Association • Brown’s Super Stores • Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation • Girard College • Mayor’s Office of Grants • Mayor’s Office of Sustainability • Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities • Philadelphia Commerce Department • Philadelphia Horticultural Society • Blumberg Resident Council • Marathon Farm • Philadelphia Corporation for Aging • Philadelphia Department of Public Health • Philadelphia Health Management Corporation (PHMC) • Philadelphia Police Department • Philadelphia Works Inc. • Philadelphia Youth Network • Philadelphia Youth Violence Prevention Collaborative • Philly SEEDS Inc. • Project HOME • Resident Advisory Board • School District of Philadelphia
  • Planning Process
  • Planning Process & Schedule Process 1. Analysis & Needs Assessment (Spring 2014) 2. Stakeholder Engagement & Capacity Building (Entire 2 years) 3. Develop Strategies/Solutions working with Task Force (Spring and Summer 2014) 4. Develop Draft Transformation Plan (Fall 2014) 5. Develop Final Transformation Plan (Spring 2015) 6. Seek Funding for Implementation 7. Start Implementing Strategies – Measure Progress Schedule • 2-year planning process based on HUD Grant HUD Oversight HUD is engaged: Monthly calls & progress report; Technical Assistance; Grantee Convening
  • Funding will be used for: • Planning Coordination • Development of Housing, Neighborhood and People Plan • Technical Studies Including:Architectural, Market, and Engineering • Community Engagement and Capacity Building –Resident Leaders Training Deliverables to HUD • Plan Outline, Draft Plan, Final Plan
  • Planning Process Needs Assessment: • Public Housing Resident Survey- of all households of the public and/or assisted housing – min 51% response rate • Neighborhood Survey- sampling size to be determined • Survey will ask questions on: • Community satisfaction and quality of life: Safety, health, neighborhood cohesiveness, neighborhood amenities • Metrics and Tracking: Plan must focus on data-driven strategies
  • Planning Process Advisory Committee and Task  Forces CNI Grantee Philadelphia Housing Authority CNI Grantee Philadelphia Housing Authority Plan PartnersPlan Partners People Plan Task Force People Plan Task Force Education Working Group Education Working Group Health Working Group Health Working Group Safety Working Group Safety Working Group Neighborhood Plan Task Force Neighborhood Plan Task Force Economic Development Working Group Economic Development Working Group Housing Plan Task Force Housing Plan Task Force PlanningCoordinator Architecture,Planning&Urban DesignServices (WRT)
  • Capacity Building Strengthen ability for residents and stakeholders to lead neighborhood revitalization activities and benefit from neighborhood transformation. The Enterprise Center Community Leaders Model 9-month Leadership Training Up to 50 Neighborhood Residents Training Concepts • Effective Communication • Customer Service • Problem Solving • Community Awareness and • Service Leadership.
  • Stakeholder Engagement & Communication Choice Website Quarterly Newsletters Surveys –paper and online Stakeholder Interviews Community Meetings Focus Groups and Design Workshops Monthly Task Force Work Sessions Creative engagement and “Do While Planning activity” Clean-up days; Art Installations; Health Fair; Community events
  • Next Steps and Assignments
  • Partner Expectations • Attend March 6th : HUD Site Visit • Attend public meetings, workshops, Monthly Task Force work sessions • Develop plan strategies and identify potential funding sources • Review draft and final plan before submittal to HUD • Lead stakeholder engagement sessions • Communicate plan goals and vision to stakeholders and other potential partners
  • PHA and Plan Partners Roles and Expectations • Who is on board and who are missing? • Do we have the right partners on board to tackle the problems identified? • What is the role of the organizations? • What does your organization expect to get out of this? • What does your organization expect out of PHA as the Grantee/Lead Agency? • For this planning process to be successful it must _________________?
  • Potential Partner Focus Areas People Plan Neighborhood PlanHousing Plan • Blumberg Resident Council • Haven Peniel Development Corporation • Michaels Development Company • Office of Housing & Community Development • Philadelphia Housing Authority • Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation • Brewerytown/Sharswood Community Civic Association • Brown’s Super Stores • Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation • Girard College • Mayor’s Office of Grants • Mayor’s Office of Sustainability • Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities • Philadelphia Commerce Department • Philadelphia Horticultural Society • Blumberg Resident Council • Marathon Farm • Philadelphia Corporation for Aging • Philadelphia Department of Public Health • Philadelphia Health Management Corporation (PHMC) • Philadelphia Police Department • Philadelphia Works Inc. • Philadelphia Youth Network • Philadelphia Youth Violence Prevention Collaborative • Philly SEEDS Inc. • Project HOME • Resident Advisory Board • School District of Philadelphia
  • Next Steps and Assignments • Partners – Day Time Meetings • HUD Goal is to see how PHA and Partners have come together to lead a neighborhood revitalization strategy and address issues identified in the application • Demonstrate that there is a strong transparent and implementable planning process • Describe issues and demonstrate how we can develop a strategy to have an impact. • Identify current and future investments.
  • HUD Visit – March 6th Daytime 9:00am - 11:00am Introductions & Orientation (HUD, PHA, and Planning Partners) • Introduce HUD staff, Grantee, Co-Grantee, Partners, Officials, Resident Leaders, Stakeholders • Provide overview of neighborhood and City (demographics, economics, history) • Discuss potential alignments with existing efforts in the surrounding area and City/PHA goals • Provide overview of CN Planning Grant motivations, goals, partners, roles, schedule, decision-making structure, and data collection and analysis
  • HUD Visit – March 6th Daytime 1:15-2:15: Presentation and Discussion on Neighborhood Planning Process – Grantee & Partners • Description of planning time frame and activities • Presentation of some existing data and thoughts about further assessment • Lay out thoughts to identify priority Neighborhood strategies and outcomes. Might cover such items as: • Building/improving on the Neighborhood assets • Infrastructure • Transportation • Economic Development/Job Creation • Partners (both already selected and those to be selected) and their roles to help lead the planning process and achieve long-term goals • Anticipated financial resources to achieve these goals • 2:15-2:30: BREAK
  • HUD Visit – March 6th Daytime 2:30-3:30: Presentation on People Planning Process – Grantee & Partners • Description of planning time frame and activities • Presentation of existing data and thoughts about further assessment • Lay out thoughts to identify priority People strategies and outcomes. Might cover such items as: ◦ Demographic Assessments ◦ Case Management and Service Coordination Systems ◦ Service Providers ◦ Counseling Services- Relocation, Mobility, Homeownership ◦ Section 3 ◦ Youth Programs ◦ Employment and Financial Security ◦ Health ◦ Education ◦ Public Safety Resident and Community Participation Partners (both already selected and those to be selected) and their roles to help lead the planning process and achieve long-term goals Anticipated financial resources to achieve these goals
  • HUD Visit – March 6th Daytime 3:45-4:45: Presentation on Housing Planning Process – Grantee • Description of planning time frame and activities • Presentation of existing data and thoughts about further assessment • Lay out thoughts to identify priority Housing strategies and outcomes. Might cover such items as: Relocation and Demolition Site Acquisitions Site Designs, Structure Types, and Accessibility Housing Mix Phasing and Financing Plan • Partners (both already selected and those to be selected) and their roles to help lead the planning process and achieve long-term goals • Anticipated financial resources to achieve these goals
  • HUD Visit - March 6 Community Meeting
  • Questions & Discussion
  • Contact Information: Ismail Abdul-Hamid Senior Program Manager Philadelphia Housing Authority T 215-684-5806 E ismail.abdulhamid@pha.phila.gov Garlen Capita Urban Designer/ Associate WRT | Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC T 215.430.5092 E gcapita@WRTdesign.com CN Planning Grant Manager CN Planning Grant Coordinator