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Area boundaries are mapped and described in terms of their streets on the City's Neighborhood Resource Teams website.
This is a rapidly growing area with the greatest potential for population growth over the next decade. It is also the area of the City with relatively few strong existing neighborhoods or neighborhood associations and relatively few clusters of CDBG-eligible households.
While the CDBG program offers its basic repertoire of core activities in this area, it offers few opportunities for intensive activities, targeted to income-eligible populations. Two recent projects have included the re-roofing of the Dempsey Manor complex and the Head Start acquisition of a former church building for additional classroom and family support services space for its eastside families. In 2002, the City provided acquisition funds to Habitat for Humanity to purchase a 30-acre site for development as an American Dream subdivision, which will begin a five-year build-out process in 2003.
While no site-specific activities are scheduled for 2003, this area offers the best potential for future activities that expand housing opportunities, including the homebuyer programs and rental housing development managed through such agencies as Habitat for Humanity and Operation Fresh Start.
The Far East area is, however, served by our community-wide core/basic activities, which are available to residents in all areas of the City of Madison.