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HUD denies Foote Homes project

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development turned down the city's request for funding on the project. The Department of Housing and Urban Development turned down the city's request for funding on the project.
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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) – The Foote Homes housing development in Memphis will not be demolished and turned into a community for mixed income residents.

The Vance Avenue Collaborative had been campaigning to save the 70-year old community for over a year.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development turned down the city's request for funding on the project.

HUD instead chose six locations in other states.

Memphis city officials were seeking the federal grant that would've demolished Foote Homes and relocated its more than 400 families to make way for a $1 billion commercial and residential development.

If Foote Homes' residents had been forced to leave, they would've received vouchers to move elsewhere and families would've been able to apply to live in replacement units.

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