Choice Neighborhoods Transformation Plan for Greater Five Points submitted to HUD

This month the New Bern, NC Housing Authority submitted the final version of our Choice Neighborhoods Transformation Plan for the Greater Five Points area to HUD. Goody Clancy worked on a team lead by EJP Consulting Group, engaging hundreds of residents to identify six “Keys to Our Success” that set the stage for high-impact implementation strategies. Trent Court, one of two public housing developments in the neighborhood, is targeted for phased mixed-income redevelopment to improve the quality of life for residents. Pennrose Properties, an experienced mixed-income developer, was recently selected as master developer for Trent Court, and other implementation activities are already building momentum in the neighborhood. Submitting the plan to HUD is a crucial step in a catalytic effort to improve job training, health and wellness, land use, and educational outcomes for the community. The plan also builds on Goody Clancy’s earlier Gateway Renaissance Plan, which explored brownfields redevelopment opportunities in the same neighborhood. Find out more about the process and plan at