qut-01TCGI is a group committed to improving quality of life for those in need by creating new economic opportunities and building stronger
communities. With more than three billion people living on less than two dollars a day, we are driven by our mission to empower individuals
and groups with the financial independence for more prosperous and healthier lives. Our work in the U.S. and around the world we help people achieve economic self-sufficiency, afford decent shelter, receive basic infrastructure services, and acquire the
power of choice.qut-02

TCGI News and Events

TCGI Begins Work on Four New Choice Neighborhood Initiative Planning Grants in 2012

On Thursday, October 11, 2012, HUD announced that 17 new communities will receive Choice Neighborhood Initiative Planning grants.  The winners were selected from 72 competitive applications nationwide.

TCGI will begin the planning process to create Transformation Plans for four new 2012 grantees:  Durham, NC; Spartanburg, SC; Kingsport, TN (with Urban Collage); and Columbia, SC (with Urban Collage).  Since the first planning grant awards were announced in 2010, TCGI has assisted 11 housing authorities win awards, which is nearly 25% of all awards made nationwide.

The HUD grant will be leveraged with significant private and other public resources to conduct an intensive planning and outreach effort to transform the target neighborhoods in each city. 

More information about HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Planning Grants, including project descriptions for each site, can be found here:

TCGI is enthusiastic about beginning the planning process in earnest in Durham, Kingsport, Spartanburg, and Columbia to create healthy, attractive, and sustainable neighborhoods of choice.