Lewiston officials set to formalize partnership for downtown housing redevelopment

LEWISTON — The City Council is poised to confirm a partnership this week with the Lewiston Housing Authority and Community Concepts ahead of a deadline to apply for a large federal redevelopment grant focused on the Tree Streets neighborhood.

The effort, known as the Choice Neighborhoods “transformation plan,” looks to secure millions in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development toward the redevelopment of multiple public housing sites, but also emphasizes neighborhood-level support for safety, health and education.

Along with formalizing the partnership Tuesday, the council will also vote to commit $1.5 million in Community Development Block Grant funding over the course of the five-year grant implementation, should the application be successful.

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