St. Aug's gets $2.1M to improve neighborhood

Posted March 27, 2009

— Saint Augustine’s College has received a $2.1 million grant from the state Department of Commerce to improve targeted areas in the surrounding community.

The grant is part of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. The college plans to use its partnership with Builders of Hope, a non-profit organization, to make the community stronger by enabling people to own and have equity in a home.

"From financing the building of affordable housing to the creation of jobs for the citizens of the Wake County community, this grant enables the college to continue its long history of commitment to the economic development of Wake County in general and the Southeast Raleigh community specifically,” college President Dianne Boardley Suber said in a statement.


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  • ccs1920 Mar 30, 2009

    St. Aug has a history of not spending money for what it was intended. We'll have to wait and see what they do this time.

  • ncwebguy Mar 27, 2009

    St. Augs has been doing this for years now, working with the City of Raleigh.

    Buying a house requires all kinds of hurdles to jump through, but they have improved many houses and built several more. They are working on shifting the nice/not so nice border further east from downtown, since starting at their Tarboro/Oakwood Ave. doorstep would be difficult. There has been some neighborhood resistance to the change, but it is a change for the better.

  • gr Mar 27, 2009

    it is about time. i have seen the neighborhood that that school is in!!!!!!!!!!