Howard University is invested in economic development, rehabilitation and restoration, and building resident capacity and self-sufficiency in its surrounding neighborhoods. This investment is exemplified in the goals of the four HBCU grant projects. Community planning, business development, workforce development, affordable housing, and neighborhood uplift. Howard has used HUD funds to rehabilitate community facilities, restore historic properties, develop affordable housing, and offer micro lending for small business. Howard University has collaborated with many community partners in Washington DC on projects such as neighborhood planning and small business development; to develop historic markers in the Shaw neighborhood to rehabilitate a 12 unit affordable condo development : the restoration of the historic Howard Theatre; façade improvement project on Georgia Avenue.D.C; Howard University has also placed over 60 students in internships with faith-based or community-based organizations; supported over 25 community organizations, which opened up additional paid and unpaid internship opportunities. The community surrounding Howard’s campus has improved through the HUD-supported efforts as service-learning activity has grown significantly and the university’s relationship with its neighbors has improved markedly. Significant progress was made in the restoration of the Mary Church Terrell home in Redroot Park, Howard has also supported the beautification and branding of the Shaw neighborhood and has served over 120 public housing residents through computer training, workforce development training, academic enhancement (youth).