The birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Atlanta’s Westside produced greatness and gave rise to celebrated academic institutions and businesses, including Paschal’s Motor Hotel and Restaurant and Bronner Brothers. The University Choice Neighborhood (UCN) – which includes the former University Homes, Ashview Heights, the Atlanta University Center and Vine City – boasts a proud legacy. And with the support of the Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant, it will once again be among the city’s most prominent places to live, work and thrive.
The Atlanta Housing Authority, along with the City of Atlanta, joined forces with a committed team to transform the UCN. The transformation plan focuses on the creation of a vibrant and sustainable multi-generational community that features first-class mixed-income housing, retail and greenspace; quality-of-life infrastructure and economic development; cultural and recreational amenities; and high-performing neighborhood schools. It is the goal of the initiative to help restore the UCN to its roots as a hub for world-class education, civic engagement and thriving careers.
Revitalizing deteriorating properties and building new high quality, affordable units to meet the needs of Atlanta’s families
Improving lives through education and job training, building wealth and health and the helping people connect with the tools they need to succeed
Creating quality, mixed-income housing and safe thriving communities