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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 CD 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 a Twin Oaks (American Dream) subdivision, which began a five-year build-out process in 2003. Habitat has completed and sold 20 of its first homes, and Operation Fresh Start has completed 4 of its 6 homes in the area.
The major 2007 activities in this area will include continued support for Habitat's build-out of its Twin Oaks subdivision, and support for a joint effort between Movin' Out and Wisconsin Partnership for Housing Development to build a 24-unit condominium within the neighborhood. While no other site-specific activities are scheduled for 2007, 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, Operation Fresh Start, and Housing Initiatives, or opportunities created through the inclusionary zoning program.
The Far East area is also served by our community-wide core/basic activities, which are available to residents in all areas of the City of Madison.