The Macon Housing Authority’s application for a $22 million housing grant will not be funded.
Of the 44 HOPE VI grant applications that the Department of Housing and Urban Development received, it funded just six, according to John Hiscox, executive director of the authority.
The Housing Authority had hoped to use the funding to relocate residents of the Tindall Heights neighborhood near Mercer University, knock down public housing there, and build replacement housing. The bid was an effort to revitalize the neighborhood off Little Richard Penniman Parkway.
The authority is considering resubmitting the application. Hiscox noted in a release that the authority was successful on its second attempt in securing a HOPE VI grant for the Oglethorpe Homes development in 2002.