Virginia Beach Community Development Block Grant program, 1974-1991 (bulk 1981-1988)

Virginia Beach (Va.). Department of Housing and Community Development


12 three-ringer binders ; 29 x 26 cm.
3 boxes ; 26 x 32 x 42 cm.
Organized into four series, chiefly by contents format: Series I. 12 3-ring binders. Series II-III. Maps and photographs of target neighborhoods. Series IV. Audio & video tapes, transparencies.
Series I. Photographs of the following target neighborhoods: 16th Street, Doyletown, Gracetown, Seatack, Queen City drainage. Newsclippings [sic] prior to 1981 [chiefly 1981]; 1982; 1986-June 1987; July 1987-June 1988; Newsclippings July 1988 plus ; one 1985 policy statement notebook, one binder of slides.
Series II. Binder of target neighborhood maps and land use recommendations; manila envelopes of 8 x 10 photographs (with slides), from Beechwood, Gracetown, Lake Smith, Mill Dam, Newlight, Newsome Farm, Queen City, Reedtown and Seatack; 13 framed pictures of projects.
Series III. One box containing 126 envelopes of unsorted pictures and slides (some labeled), 28 oxes of slides (some labeled), 1 carousel of slides labeled Seatack one manila envelope labeled by Housing Dept. "miscellaneous can not identify."..
Series IV. 19 VHS tapes pertaining to the grant 4 audio cassettes, 4 audio reels (1974), overhead transparencies. Some for programming and others recordings of meetings.
The HUD Community Development Block Grant Program, created in 1974, "provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs." In return for grant money, "a grantee must develop and follow a detailed plan that provides for and encourages citizen participation. This integral process emphasizes participation by persons of low or moderate income, particularly residents of predominantly low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, slum or blighted areas, and areas in which the grantee proposes to used CDBG funds"--, viewed March 19, 2014. Virginia Beach has applied for grants since 1974 to assist "target neighborhoods." This archival collection focuses on the work funded by CDBG during the years 1981-1988.

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