BLUE HILLS COMMUNITY SERVICES SELECTED LEAD AGENCY TO PARTNER WITH BLUE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD

KANSAS CITY, MO (October, 2006) NeighborhoodsNOW is a bi-state urban core revitalization program developed by Greater Kansas City LISC to help transform ten promising urban core neighborhoods into more stable communities. The NeighborhoodsNOW mission is to rebuild neighborhoods physically, economically and socially by concentrating funding from partners in targeted urban core neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodsNOW will comprehensively address the needs of targeted neighborhoods by infusing funding, programs, services and expertise into targeted neighborhoods to transform quality of life for residents. The program QofLBluehills involves multiple partners to address the complex problems faced by blighted urban core neighborhoods. Housing, economic development, crime and safety efforts, education, health care, community services, transportation and infrastructure will be addressed.

Neighborhood residents and stakeholders participated in the Blue Hills Quality of Life planning process to develop a comprehensive plan that identifies priorities and solutions for current community concerns. Housing & Property, Infrastructure Support and Community Features are paramount to creating Blue Hills as the neighborhood of choice!

For more information, contact Leigh Blumenthal-Todt.