Brown Announces $350,000 Investment in Plan to Help Revitalize Cleveland’s Buckeye-Woodhill Neighborhood

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) -- ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee -- announced a $350,000 investment by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) to develop a plan to revitalize its Woodhill Homes development and the surrounding Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood. The plan will help CMHA and the community determine how best to transform Woodhill Homes as part of a wider neighborhood revitalization strategy. 

“As the Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood enjoys continued progress, this grant will provide a valuable investment in further transformation,” said Brown. “Today’s grant will help CMHA and the community set the stage for a neighborhood that provides high-quality, affordable housing and greater opportunities for Woodhill residents and businesses.”

“The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority is thrilled to receive this choice neighborhood planning grant,” said CMHA CEO Jeffery K. Patterson. “There are a lot of exciting development initiatives and opportunities that are occurring in the Buckeye-Woodland neighborhood. This grant will allow us to work with the City of Cleveland and our other community partners to put together a plan that could be used as a basis to enhance and revitalize our Woodhill estates.”

The Woodhill Homes development is comprised of more than 60 buildings with 487 units available for housing. The development was originally constructed in 1939. HUD’s investment will contribute to a total of $113 million in investment from public and private partners in the Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood over the last nine years.

CMHA secured the investment as part of HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants Program, which seeks to help communities revitalize public housing units while also working to improve surrounding communities.