ERIC Number: ED065651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
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Neighborhood Facilities: A Study of Operating Facilities. Community Development Evaluation Series, Number 1.
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
This report, the first of a series attempting to provide information on community development programs, Federal processes, and policies, presents an evaluation of the operating centers constructed with Housing and Urban Development Neighborhood Facilities grants. The program evaluated provides grants to help local public bodies finance development of neighborhood centers to serve low- and moderate-income communities--to provide a wide range of services and activities including health, educational, social, and recreational programs; the grants may be used to help finance up to two-thirds the cost of a new building or to rehabilitate an existing structure. The evaluation comprised three phases: survey of operating facilities, site visits, and seminars. As a result of the survey, 22 findings suggesting policy clarifications, procedural modifications, guidance, and management actions emerged. Fourteen recommendations in these areas were made in addition to other immediate recommendations related to the study which were implemented. Action taken as a result of the evaluation is discussed. Appended are the sample blanks of the questionnaires used in the survey, a field guide for regional and area office staff, and data tables summarizing the results of survey of the 145 operating facilities. (RJ)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.