Community Engagement

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Community Engagement

The City of Shreveport and the Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport were awarded a HUD Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant in 2011 to develop a Transformation Plan for the Allendale Ledbetter West Edge neighborhood. Over the next 18 months, the City and its partners embarked on a robust planning effort to develop a Transformation Plan that responds to the needs of the community. This included a resident needs assessment survey, design charrettes, and multiple meetings at various venues throughout the community. 

Over the past five years, the Community Advisory Board (CAB) has met bimonthly to continue with implementation. Members include business leaders, public housing residents, local church leaders, neighborhood associations, neighborhood schools, and resident stakeholders. In total, the City, the Housing Authority, and its partners, have sponsored more than ten public meetings and dozens of neighborhood meetings focused on specific topics or projects, including arts and culture, education, housing, workforce development, and health and wellness programs. 

Additionally, the City maintains a robust database of community partners and stakeholders and provides regular updates on activities via email, public meeting notices, and the Choice Neighborhoods website. More than 30 community organizations, associations and churches are engaged. This is supported by the Mayor’s Office and City Council.

If you or your organization would like to be more involved, and/or attend future meetings, please contact Candace Higginbotham, Choice Neighborhoods Program Coordinator, at