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Based on an analysis of the physical and social conditions of the Boulevard Homes housing development, the Charlotte Housing Authority (CHA) engaged a variety of local stakeholders, including residents of the development, in deciding whether to rehabilitate all or part of the development or to raze it and build anew. Given significant building deficiencies, deteriorated mechanical and electrical systems, major site deficiencies, and the concentration of poverty, the CHA Board of Commissioners decided to raze the development and totally redevelop the site. To help fund this redevelopment, in November 2009 the CHA applied for a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HOPE VI grant. On May 26, 2010 the CHA received notification that it had been awarded $20,900,000 to redevelop Boulevard Homes. With these and other funds, the CHA developed a detailed redevelopment plan, relocated the tenants to other housing, and demolished the original development. At the time of this interim report, Laurel Street Residential has broken ground on The Retreat at Renaissance, a multi-story building for the elderly, and Laurel Street Residential has been awarded tax credits for the Phase 1 development of the family component, the Residences at Renaissance. The purpose of this report is to provide an interim assessment of the Boulevard Homes redevelopment project.