The HOPE VI Program was developed as a result of recommendations by the National Commission on Severely Distressed Public Housing, which was charged with proposing a National Action Plan to eradicate severely distressed public housing.
The Commission recommended revitalization in three general areas: physical improvements, management improvements, and social and community services to address resident needs.
Catalyst has a partnership with City at Peace (CAP) and The Lincoln Theatre the purpose of which is to expand application of the City at Peace arts-based youth development model both to more broadly serve young people and to serve other populations as well. Our endeavor is to design and introduce a tailored CAP model to the future Hope VI community center in Eastgate Gardens/Marshall Heights Neighborhood. We are specifically interested in modifying it to serve abused women, out-of-school youth, and senior citizens, in addition to providing expanded access for neighborhood youth to the existing City at Peace program.