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Town of Salisbury
The Housing Authority of the city of Salisbury partnered with the city to create a transformation plan targeting the West End neighborhood and Civic Park Apartments, a 72-unit public housing complex within the West End. Civic Park Apartments suffers from severe deficiencies that include failing building structure, water infiltration and substandard electrical systems. The city considers West End as its most distressed neighborhood, with a poverty rate of 28 percent, a neighborhood vacancy rate that is nearly five times the county average, and a middle school that is characterized as low-performing. The Housing Authority and the city will work with its planning coordinator to develop a comprehensive community plan, including a comprehensive needs assessment of neighborhood housing distress and plans for rehabilitating the neighborhood’s public and assisted housing stock, constructing an early childhood education center and implementing a tutorial program for middle school students.