HUD LAUNCHES A NEW
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is now
accepting applications for its Community Renaissance Fellows
program. This program will enable 20 mid-career professionals to
learn the skills to become community development specialists.
NATIONAL FELLOWS PROGRAM
"We're looking for bright and creative men and women who
want to be part of a challenging new career field," said HUD
Secretary Henry G. Cisneros. "We want people who can be agents
of change to make urban neighborhoods vibrant again."
Renaissance Fellows will work in distressed public housing
developments across the country that are leveraging public and
private funds to develop mixed-income communities. They will be
trained to become community development experts through on-the-
job work with Public Housing Authorities or with the authorities'
private sector development partners. Fellows can then take the
skills they have learned and go on to work in other neighborhood
To complement the on-site experience, Fellows will attend
one-week seminars three times a year. These seminars have been
designed by Yale University, which will also host the seminars.
The courses will be taught by top faculty and renowned experts.
Fellowships will last for two years.
Applicants must already have multi-disciplinary and analytic
expertise in neighborhood revitalization activities. They must
be able to demonstrate that they are already working in their
Applications may be obtained by calling HUD USER at
1-800-245-2691. Applications are due on November 1, 1996.
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