The Planning Strategy
The Perry Choice Neighborhoods Planning Initiative will use a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation that places residents at the core of the planning process. A variety of activities will be implemented to involve the residents in the re-creation and redevelopment of the Perry Choice neighborhood, including the establishment of the Planning and Information Center that will be managed and operated with residents. Wherever possible, residents will be hired to carryout tasks and will be integrated into working groups, where day-to-day planning activities take place. Moreover, surveys, focus groups, walking tours and informal interviews will be used to elicit their views on a range of topics related to housing, support services and neighborhood revitalization.
Putting Residents in the Forefront
The Resident Engagement Strategy
Goal: Create an interactive process that maximizes community participation in all aspects of the planning and development of a viable neighborhood transformation plan.
Hire Resident community builders to work on the project
Establish the Choice Neighborhood Planning and Information Center, Documents Depository, Website, and Newsletter
Hold public open houses, visioning sessions, and Focus Groups and special neighborhood planning workshop
Community Needs Assessment: Interviews, Focus Groups and Secondary Data Analysis