Programs & Projects

Blueprint Communities

Blueprint Communities® is an initiative of the Federal Home Loan Bank Pittsburgh. Federal Home Loan Bank Pittsburgh created the program to assist communities in need of revitalization. The program is currently implemented in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, and has a unified mission to serve as a catalyst for the revitalization of distressed areas resulting in sustainable, healthy communities by energizing local leaders, residents, and stakeholders; facilitating holistic community planning; and encouraging public and private investments.

Blueprint Communities Delaware

The University of Delaware Center for Community Research and Service (CCRS) has partnered with Federal Home Loan Bank Pittsburgh to implement the Blueprint Communities program in Delaware. The Blueprint Communities Delaware program is based on an Asset-Based approach to community revitalization; fostering community revitalization by incorporating community engagement and involvement in the planning process.

Three teams of eight or more committed individuals are currently enrolled in the Blueprint Communities Delaware program. Training sessions, coaching, and technical assistance are provided to guide and inform teams in their efforts to develop and finalize their revitalization plans by November 30th, 2016.

The Northeast Wilmington Blueprint Communities Planning Team

The Northeast Wilmington team is proud to serve and represent the Northeast Wilmington Community. It is our goal and desire, through outreach, collaboration, and hard work, that residents and other stakeholders may come together to create a shared vision and plan to move the Northeast community forward. Contact us at [email protected] for more information and to get involved!

Blueprint Communities Kickoff Event at the Delaware Museum of Art: with guests Governor Jack Markell and Congresman John Carney

Left to right: Jeania Watson, Bradley Owens, Sandra Ben, Dubard McGriff, Adrienne Watson, Jaehn Dennis, Bobbi Britton, Carol Banks, Terri Hasson, and Timothy Crawl-Bey.

Left to right: Matt Harris, Sandra Ben, Waynna Dobson, and Adrienne Wallace. The NE Wilmington team attends the Community Day at Eastside Charter School to have residents fill out surveys. Those survey results will be included in the revitalization plan.

Northeast Blueprint Community Revitalization Plan

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Upcoming Northeast Blueprint Focus Group Meetings

The Housing Working Group Meeting
has been scheduled for
July 11th at 6:15pm
The Achievement Center
located at 38 Vandever Ave
Wilmington, DE 19802